Serpens Star Forming Region

The figure shows the Serpens star-forming region, as it was imaged during commissioning, on HAWK-I's four large infrared detectors. The gap between them is real, and multiple exposures are required to make a filled-in picture. The colour composite was created from images taken through three filters, J, H and K.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0736b
Type:Observation
Release date:22 August 2007
Related releases:eso0736
Size:4244 x 4236 px

About the Object

Name:Serpens Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Dark
• X - Nebulae
Distance:1000 light years
Constellation:Serpens Cauda

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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 29 55.43
Position (Dec):1° 17' 11.54"

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Infrared
J
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrared
H
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrared
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I

 

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