2021年9月3日

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NGC 7023: The Iris Nebula
Image Credit & Copyright:
Satwant Kumar

Explanation: These cosmic clouds have blossomed 1,300 light-years away, in the fertile starfields of the constellation Cepheus. Called the Iris Nebula, NGC 7023 is not the only nebula to evoke the imagery of flowers. Still, this deep telescopic image shows off the Iris Nebula’s range of colors and symmetries, embedded in surrounding fields of interstellar dust. Within the Iris itself, dusty nebular material surrounds a hot, young star. The dominant color of the brighter reflection nebula is blue, characteristic of dust grains reflecting starlight. Central filaments of the reflection nebula glow with a faint reddish photoluminesence as some dust grains effectively convert the star’s invisible ultraviolet radiation to visible red light. Infrared observations indicate that this nebula contains complex carbon molecules known as PAHs. The dusty blue petals of the Iris Nebula span about six light-years.

Tomorrow’s picture: light-weekend


NGC 7023:鸢尾花星云
影像提供与版权:
Satwant Kumar

说明: 这些形以宇宙花朵的气,绽放在仙王座1,300光年远的繁星之间。编录号为NGC 7023的鸢尾花星云,并不是天空中唯一会让人联想到花朵的星云。不论如何,这幅望远镜深空影像,忠实地呈现了鸢尾花星云的色彩、对称性等令人印象深刻之细节。在鸢尾花星云之内,尘埃云气围拱在一颗炽热年轻恒星的周围,因尘埃颗粒反射星光,让星云带着特征性的蓝色。在中心区,部份尘埃微粒,经由光致萤光过程,很有效率的将恒星不可见的紫外光转换成红光,让星云中心染着丝状的红色光晕。红外光波段的众多观测显示,这个星云含有称为多芳香烃碳化合物 (PAHs)的复杂分子。鸢尾花星云美丽的泛蓝花瓣,跨幅约有6光年。

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