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HH111 | by geckzilla
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Took a quick break from some other work to process these lovely near-infrared observations of HH111 into a color image. The jets are well hidden from view in visible light, only just peeking out at one end. Here, many details are revealed, but the stars themselves remain veiled. Herbig-Haro objects are comprised of matter ejected rapidly from the poles of young, actively accreting stellar objects. Sometimes they are isolated puffs of cloud, but this time they are narrow, almost continuous streams. In this case it is probable that a multi-star system is forming:


Orange: WFC3/IR F167N + WFC3/IR F164N

Cyan: WFC3/IR F130N + WFC3/IR F126N


North is 40° counter-clockwise from up.

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Uploaded on October 4, 2019