Colour Composite of the Star Forming Region G333.6-0.2

Colour composite image of the visually obscured G333.6-0.2 star-forming region at a distance of nearly 10,000 light-years in our Milky Way galaxy. This image was made by combining three digital images of the intensity of the infrared emission at wavelengths of 11.3μm (one of the Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon features, coded blue), 12.8 μm (an emission line of [NeII], coded green) and 19μm (warm dust emission, coded red). Each pixel subtends 0.127 arcsec and the total field is ~ 33 x 33 arcsec with North at the top and East to the left. The total integration times were 13 seconds at the shortest and 35 seconds at the longer wavelengths. The brighter spots locate regions where the dust, which obscures all the visible light, has been heated by recently formed stars.

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso0417c
Type:Observation
Release date:12 May 2004
Related releases:eso0417
Size:773 x 851 px

About the Object

Name:G333.6-0.2
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae
Distance:10000 light years

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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
N
11 μm Very Large Telescope
VISIR
Infrared
Neii
12 μm Very Large Telescope
VISIR
Infrared
Q
19 μm Very Large Telescope
VISIR

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