About the Object

Name: LDN 1527
Distance: 460 light years
Constellation: Taurus
Category: NIRCam
Stars

Coordinates

Position (RA):4 39 53.71
Position (Dec):26° 3' 8.88"
Field of view:2.25 x 2.30 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 100.5° left of vertical



Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared 2.0 μmJames Webb Space Telescope
NIRCam
Infrared
PAH
3.35 μmJames Webb Space Telescope
NIRCam
Infrared
molecular hydrogen
4.7 μmJames Webb Space Telescope
NIRCam
Infrared 4.44 μmJames Webb Space Telescope
NIRCam

Protostar L1527

The protostar L1527, shown in this image from the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope, is embedded within a cloud of material that is feeding its growth. Material ejected from the star has cleared out cavities above and below it, whose boundaries glow orange and blue in this infrared view. The upper central region displays bubble-like shapes due to stellar ‘burps,’ or sporadic ejections. Webb also detects filaments made of molecular hydrogen that has been shocked by past stellar ejections. Intriguingly, the edges of the cavities at upper left and lower right appear straight, while the boundaries at upper right and lower left are curved. The region at lower right appears blue, as there’s less dust between it and Webb than the orange regions above it.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI, J. DePasquale (STScI)

About the Image

Id: weic2219a
Type: Observation
Release date: 16 November 2022, 16:30
Related releases: weic2219
Size: 4373 x 4462 px


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