A low activity, star-formation region in the constellation Perseus, as seen by the European Space Agency's Planck.
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Planck Sees Perseus

A low activity, star-formation region in the constellation Perseus, as seen by Planck. This long-wavelength image covers a square region of 13 by 13 degrees (which is equivalent 26 by 26 full moons). It is a three-color combination constructed from three of Planck's nine frequency channels: 30, 353 and 857 gigahertz.

Planck is measuring the sky at nine wavelengths of light, one of which is shown here. Planck is a European Space Agency mission, with significant participation from NASA. NASA's Planck Project Office is based at JPL. JPL contributed mission-enabling technology for both of Planck's science instruments. European, Canadian, U.S. and NASA Planck scientists will work together to analyze the Planck data. More information is online at http://www.nasa.gov/planck and http://www.esa.int/planck.

Image details

ID#:
PIA13065

Date added:
2010-04-26

Target:
Perseus

Mission:
Planck

Spacecraft:
Planck Telescope

Instruments:
Planck LFI-HFI

Size:
1000 x 1000 pixels (width x height)

Rating:



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5,653

Full-Res TIFF:
PIA13065.tif (3 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA13065.jpg (0.22 MB)

Image credit:
ESA/LFI & HFI Consortia