ALMA view of the star-forming region AFGL 5142

This ALMA image shows a detailed view of the star-forming region AFGL 5142. A bright, massive star in its infancy is visible at the centre of the image. The flows of gas from this star have opened up a cavity in the region, and it is in the walls of this cavity (shown in colour), that phosphorus-bearing molecules like phosphorus monoxide are formed. The different colours represent material moving at different speeds.

Credit:

ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Rivilla et al.

About the Image

Id:eso2001b
Type:Observation
Release date:15 January 2020, 12:00
Related releases:eso2001
Size:908 x 908 px

About the Object

Name:AFGL 5142
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Constellation:Auriga
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 30 48.02
Position (Dec):33° 47' 53.71"
Field of view:1.10 x 1.10 arcminutes
Orientation:North is -0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Millimeter
SO +PN [-6.5_-4.5]
2.74 mmAtacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
Band 3
Millimeter
SO +PN [-4.5_-2.0]
2.74 mmAtacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
Band 3
Millimeter
SO +PN [-2.0_0.0]
2.74 mmAtacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
Band 3

 

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