Protoplanetary Disk NGC 2071

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Minimum credit line: Image courtesy of NRAO/AUI and Jose M. Torrelles, et al.(for details, see Image Use Policy).

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Left: The distribution of water maser spots in a protoplanetary disk. The disk is centered with the radio continuum jet which is emanating from the central star. It is believed that the water masers trace the rotational motion of the protoplanetary disk in this system. Right: On the same spatial scale, the solar system is shown in order to demonstrate the scale of the protoplanetary system detected in this observation.

Investigator(s):  Jose M. Torrelles, Paul Ho, Luis Rodriguez, Jose F. Gomez, Guillem Anglada, and Salvador Curiel

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Technical Data

    Telescope VLA 
    Date of Observation 1996-12-15 
    Type of Observation Spectral Line Observations 
    Wavelength 1.3 cm 
    Frequency 22.285 GHz 
    Center of Image RA: 05:47:7.26, Dec: 00:17:39.30 (J2000)  
    Field of View 0.0004 x 0.0003 degrees  
    Technical Caption VLA A-array observations of 1.3 cm continuum and H20 maser emission. 

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