Wide Field Imager view of the star formation region NGC 3582

This picture of the star formation region NGC 3582 was taken using the Wide Field Imager at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile. The image reveals giant loops of gas ejected by dying stars that bear a striking resemblance to solar prominences. 

Credit:

ESO, Digitized Sky Survey 2 and Joe DePasquale 

About the Image

Id:eso1113a
Type:Observation
Release date:13 April 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1113
Size:8410 x 8327 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 3582
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae
Distance:10000 light years
Constellation:Carina

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 12 12.03
Position (Dec):-61° 16' 24.68"
Field of view:32.71 x 32.38 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.9° left of vertical
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BandTelescope
Optical
H-alpha
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
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I
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
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MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
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MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
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MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
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