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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Auðkenni:eso0930a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:26. ágúst 2009
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso0930
Stærð:3497 x 5752 px

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Nafn:Trifid Nebula
Tegund:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Fjarlægð:5500 ljósár
Constellation:Sagittarius
Flokkur:Nebulae

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Position (RA):18 2 41.95
Position (Dec):-22° 58' 16.17"
Field of view:13.89 x 22.82 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.2° vinstri frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðSjónauki
Sýnilegt
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Sýnilegt
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Sýnilegt
H-alpha
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
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R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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