The Trifid Nebula

The massive star factory known as the Trifid Nebula was captured in all its glory with the Wide-Field Imager camera attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in northern Chile. So named for the dark dust bands that trisect its glowing heart, the Trifid Nebula is a rare combination of three nebulae types that reveal the fury of freshly formed stars and point to more star birth in the future. The field of view of the image is approximately 13 x 17 arcminutes.

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ESO

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0930a
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:26 augustus 2009
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0930
Grootte:3497 x 5752 px

Over het object

Naam:Trifid Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Afstand:5500 lichtjaren
Constellation:Sagittarius
Categorie:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 2 41.95
Position (Dec):-22° 58' 16.17"
Field of view:13.89 x 22.82 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° left of vertical

 

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