Excerpts from a VST image of the Lagoon Nebula

These excerpts are small sections from a new VLT Survey Telescope (VST) image of the Lagoon Nebula. This giant cloud of gas and dust is creating intensely bright young stars, and is home to young stellar clusters. These data form part of a huge treasure trove of publicly available images from the ESO survey telescopes. 

Credit:

ESO/VPHAS+ team

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About the Image

Id:eso1403d
Type:Observation
Release date:22 January 2014, 12:00
Related releases:eso1403
Size:3854 x 2546 px

About the Object

Name:Lagoon Nebula, Messier 8
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae
Distance:5000 light years

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BandTelescope
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