Young stellar jet MHO 2147

The sinuous young stellar jet, MHO 2147, meanders lazily across a field of stars in this image captured from Chile by the international Gemini Observatory, a Program of NSF's NOIRLab. The stellar jet is the outflow from a young star that is embedded in an infrared dark cloud. Astronomers suspect its sidewinding appearance is caused by the gravitational attraction of companion stars. These crystal-clear observations were made using the Gemini South telescope’s adaptive optics system, which helps astronomers counteract the blurring effects of atmospheric turbulence.

Credit:

International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

Acknowledgments: Image processing: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage/NSF’s NOIRLab), M. Zamani (NSF’s NOIRLab) & D. de Martin (NSF’s NOIRLab)

PI: L. Ferrero (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba)

About the Image

Id:noirlab2204a
Type:Observation
Release date:Jan. 20, 2022, 9 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2204
Size:4854 x 4140 px

About the Object

Name:MHO 2147
Constellation:Sagittarius
Category:Nebulae
Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):17 55 48.50
Position (Dec):-24° 40' 19.43"
Field of view:1.60 x 1.36 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° right of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWave-lengthTele-scope
Infrared
H2(1-0)
2.122 μmGemini South
GSAOI
Infrared
K
1.635 μmGemini South
GSAOI
Infrared
H2(1-0)
2.122 μmGemini South
GSAOI
Infrared
K
1.635 μmGemini South
GSAOI