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SOFIA/GREAT [CII] spectrum (green) toward IC 342 nuclear southern giant molecular cloud complex

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SOFIA/GREAT [CII] spectrum (green) toward IC 342 nuclear southern giant molecular cloud complex

Image #: SCI2015_0002

Date: 3/19/15

Title: Supernova Remnant Ejecta

Instrument: FORCAST

SOFIA/GREAT [CII] spectrum (green) toward IC 342 nuclear southern giant molecular cloud complex

Image #: SCI2014_0010

Date: 10/29/14

Title: Ionized Carbon at the Center of Galaxy IC 342

Instrument: GREAT

 FIFI-LS detection of [O III] emission from the planetary nebula NGC 6543

Image #: SCI2014_0007

Date: 3/24/14

Title: FIFI-LS detection of [O III] emission from the planetary nebula NGC 6543

Instrument: FIFI-LS

H20 detected by EXES in the high-mass protostar AFGL 2591

Image #: SCI2014_0004

Date: 6/3/14

Title: H20 detected by EXES in the high-mass protostar AFGL 2591

Instrument: EXES

SOFIA near-IR image of Supernova 2014J

Image #: SCI2014_0001

Date: 2/20/14

Title: SOFIA near-IR image of Supernova 2014J

Instrument: FLITECAM

Milky Way CNR

Image #: SCI2013_0007

Date: 1/8/13

Title: Milky Way Galaxy Circumnuclear Ring

Instrument: FORCAST

M2-9

Image #: SCI2013_0004

Date: 1/8/13

Title: Quintuplet Cluster

Instrument: FORCAST

M2-9

Image #: SCI2013_0001

Date: 1/8/13

Title: Milky Way Galaxy Circumnuclear Ring

Instrument: FORCAST

M2-9

Image #: SCI2012_0004

Date: 3/29/12

Title: Planetary Nebula M2-9

Instrument: FORCAST

W3 Star-Forming Complex in Perseus

Image #: SCI2012_0001

Date: 1/10/12

Title: W3 Star-Forming Complex in Perseus

Instrument: FORCAST

Heart of Orion

Image #: SCI2011_0007

Date: 12/19/11

Title: Heart of the Orion Nebula

Instrument: FORCAST

Far-infrared M17

Image #: SCI2011_0004

Date: 04/07/11

Title: Far-infrared M17

Instrument: GREAT

Orion Triptych

Image #: SCI2011_0001

Date: 01/11/11

Title: SOFIA Mid-Infrared Orion

Instrument: FORCAST

Orion Triptych

Image #: SCI2011_0003

Date: 05/28/10

Title:Jupiter and Three Moons

Instrument: FORCAST

SOFIA/HIPO light curve of extrasolar ‘hot Jupiter’ planet HD 189733b transiting in front of its parent star. The blue curve in the upper panel is a model fit; the lower panel shows residuals relative to the model. (Angerhausen et al. 2015)

Image #: SCI2015_0004

Date: 7/9/15

Title: SOFIA Observes Extrasolar Planet HD 189733b

Instrument: FLITECAM/HIPO

Supernova Re

Image #: SCI2015_0001

Date: 3/19/15

Title: Sagittarius A East Supernova Remnant

Instrument: FORCAST

GREAT high-resolution spectrum of [O I] emission at 63.2 microns (4.74 THz) toward the center of planetary nebula NGC 7027.

Image #: SCI2014_0009

Date: 6/19/14

Title: GREAT high-resolution spectrum of [O I] emission at 63.2 microns (4.74 THz) toward the center of planetary nebula NGC 7027

Instrument: GREAT

FIFI-LS Far-IR spectral imaging of the Orion Nebula

Image #: SCI2014_0006

Date: 5/12/14

Title: FIFI-LS Far-IR spectral imaging of the Orion Nebula

Instrument: FIFI-LS

SOFIA Mid-IR images of Comet ISON

Image #: SCI2014_0003

Date: 2/20/14

Title: M82 Supernova 2012J spectrum

Instrument: FLITECAM

SOFIA Mid-IR images of Comet ISON

Image #: SCI2013_0009

Date: 11/19/13

Title: Comet ISON

Instrument: FORCAST

M2-9 comparison

Image #: SCI2013_0006

Date: 1/8/13

Title:Wide-field image of the galactic center

Instrument: Spitzer Space Telescope

M2-9 comparison

Image #: SCI2013_0003

Date: 1/8/13

Title: Quintuplet Cluster

Instrument: FORCAST

M2-9 comparison

Image #: SCI2012_0006

Date: 3/29/12

Title: Planetary Nebula M2-9

Instrument: FORCAST

M2-9 comparison

Image #: SCI2012_0003

Date: 3/29/12

Title: Planetary Nebula M2-9

Instrument: FORCAST

SOFIA HIPO & FDC observations of a stellar occultation by Pluto

Image #: SCI2011_0009

Date: 6/23/11

Title: SOFIA HIPO & FDC observations of a stellar occultation by Pluto

Instrument: HIPO/FDC

W40 comparison

Image #: SCI2011_0006

Date: 11/21/11

Title: W40 Star Forming Region Comparison

Instrument: FORCAST

Orion Triptych, labeled

Image #: SCI2011_0003

Date: 04/18/11

Title: Orion Triptych, labeled

Instrument: FORCAST

SOFIA Mid-Infrared Orion

Image #:SCI2010_0005

Date: 12/01/10

Title: Infrared Orion

Instrument: FORCAST

SOFIA Mid-Infrared Orion

Image #:SCI2011_0002

Date: 05/28/10

Title: Jupiter - 3 Broadband Filters

Instrument: FORCAST

SOFIA’s GREAT high-resolution far-IR spectrometer observed ionized carbon and nitrogen in the galaxy’s Central Molecular Zone at the positions of the red crosses. The yellow box shows the region mapped by the Herschel space observatory. The background map of carbon monoxide emission is from the Japanese NANTEN 4-meter radio telescope in Chile.

Image #: SCI2015_0003

Date: 1/15/15

Title: The Galaxy's Central Molecular Zone

Instrument: GREAT

SOFIA/FORCAST mid-IR image of the Sagittarius A East region in the Galactic Center at wavelengths of 19.7 (blue), 31.5 (green), and 37.1 microns (red). The locations of faint infrared sources FIRS 1 & 2 are given by the yellow crosses.

Image #: SCI2014_0011

Date: 9/29/14

Title: Dusty Cradles in a Turbulent Nursery: The Sgr A East H II Complex at the Galactic Center

Instrument: FORCAST

GREAT spectral map of planetary nebula NGC 7027 in [O I] emission at 63.2 microns (4.74 THz)

Image #: SCI2014_0008

Date: 6/19/14

Title: GREAT spectral map of planetary nebula NGC 7027 in [O I] emission at 63.2 microns (4.74 THz)

Instrument: GREAT

EXES spectral maps of H2 emission on Jupiter at 17.0 and 28.3 microns

Image #: SCI2014_0005

Date: 6/3/14

Title: EXES spectral maps of H2 emission on Jupiter at 17.0 and 28.3 microns

Instrument: EXES

SOFIA near-IR image of Supernova 2014J

Image #: SCI2014_0002

Date: 2/20/14

Title: SOFIA near-IR image of Supernova 2014J

Instrument: FLITECAM

Quintuplet Cluster

Image #: SCI2013_0008

Date: 1/8/13

Title: Quintuplet Cluster

Instrument:FORCAST

M2-9

Image #: SCI2013_0005

Date: 1/8/13

Title: Wide-field image of the galactic center

Instrument: Spitzer Space Telescope

M2-9

Image #: SCI2013_0002

Date: 1/8/13

Title: Milky Way Galaxy Circumnuclear Ring

Instrument: FORCAST

M2-9

Image #: SCI2012_0005

Date: 3/29/12

Title: Planetary Nebula M2-9

Instrument: FORCAST

M2-9

Image #: SCI2012_0002

Date: 3/29/12

Title: Planetary Nebula M2-9

Instrument: FORCAST

CO emission observed by SOFIA/GREAT

Image #: SCI2011_0008

Date: 2011

Title: SOFIA/GREAT Observations of Supernova Remnant W28

Instrument: GREAT

W40 mid-infrared

Image #: SCI2011_0005

Date: 11/21/11

Title: W40 Star Forming Region

Instrument: FORCAST

Orion Triptych, labeled

Image #: SCI2011_0002

Date: 01/11/11

Title: Orion Triptych

Instrument: FORCAST

Infrared Orion

Image #: SCI2010_0004

Date: 05/28/10

Title: M82 Composite

Instrument: FORCAST

Jupiter in Infrared

Image #: SCI2010_0001

Date: 05/28/10

Title: Jupiter in Infrared

Instrument: FORCAST