Joseph Hora

Joseph L. Hora


Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Research Activities

Instrumentation Projects:

Astronomical Research

My active research is in several areas, including star formation, IR observations of near-earth objects, and near- and mid-infrared observations of planetary nebulae.

Cygnus-X Star Formation Region

Several current projects are related to the study of massive star formation in the Cygnus-X region. I led a team that performed a Spitzer Legacy Survey during the cyogenic Spitzer mission, and we are now performing a survey with Herschel as well as several other investigations of the massive star formation in this region.

Examples of recent results:

2005/02/11: IRAC image of the Ring Nebula, NGC 6720 2005/11/09: IRAC images of the W5 region near AFGL 4029 2006/08/14: Spitzer/IRAC image of the Orion molecular cloud 2006/08/31: Spitzer images the Large Magellanic Cloud
2006/09/08: Spitzer/IRAC image of Star Formation in Cepheus 2007/08/24: Spitzer Celebrates Fourth Anniversary with Celestial Fireworks 2008/08/22: Spitzer Reveals Stellar 'Family Tree' 2009/03/12 - 'Cat's Eye' Planetary nebula observed with IRAC
2009/08/05: Cygnus Star Forming Region DR22 2010/09/02: Spitzer Finds a Flavorful Mix of Asteroids 2011-08-10: Weighing in on the Dumbbell Nebula 2012-01-10: Before They Were Stars: New Image Shows Space Nursery
2012-07-02: A Planetary Nebula Pair 2013-10-28: The Exposed Cranium Nebula 2013-09-10: Asteroid Don Quixote
 06.19.14 I Spy a Little Asteroid With My Infrared Eye

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Contact Information

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