Near- and Mid-Infrared Images of NGC 3603 IRS 9

Collection of images of the IRS 9 area in NGC 3603, obtained in different near- and mid-infrared wavebands with different instruments, NIRCAM on the 2.5-m telescope of the Carnegie Institute of Washington Las Campanas Observatory in Chile (top row; wavelengths 1.25 [J-band], 1.65 [H-band], 2.16 µm [K'-band], respectively), ISAAC on the 8.2-m VLT ANTU telescope at the ESO Paranal Observatory (middle row; 2.16 [Ks], 3.78 [L], 4.66 µm [Mnb]) and TIMMI 2 on the ESO 3.6-m telescope at the La Silla Observatory (bottom row; 11.9 [N], 17.8 µm [Q]). All images are centered on the massive protostar IRS 9A and cover an area of 18 x 18 arcsec2, corresponding to 2 x 2 light-years2 at the distance of NGC 3603 (about 22,000 light-years). The highly obscured objects IRS 9A-C are indicated in the N-band image. The obscuration diminishes with increasing wavelength.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0317b
Type:Observation
Release date:16 June 2003
Related releases:eso0317
Size:800 x 802 px

About the Object

Name:IRS 9, NGC 3603
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Protostar
• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
• X - Star Clusters
Distance:20000 light years

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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
J
1.25 μm Other
Infrared
H
1.65 μm Other
Infrared
K
2.16 μm Other
Infrared
K
2.16 μmVery Large Telescope
ISAAC
Infrared
L
3.78 μmVery Large Telescope
ISAAC
Infrared
Near-IR
4.66 μmVery Large Telescope
ISAAC
Infrared
N
11 μmESO 3.6-metre telescope
TIMMI2
Infrared
Q
17 μmESO 3.6-metre telescope
TIMMI2

 

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