The star formation region Gum 41

This new image from the Wide Field Imager (WFI) on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile reveals a cloud of hydrogen and newborn stars called Gum 41. In the middle of this little-known nebula, brilliant hot young stars emit energetic radiation that causes the surrounding hydrogen to glow with a characteristic red hue.

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About the Image

Id:eso1413a
Type:Observation
Release date:16 April 2014, 12:00
Related releases:eso1413
Size:7508 x 7519 px

About the Object

Name:Gum 41
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae
Distance:7500 light years
Constellation:Centaurus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 30 24.23
Position (Dec):-63° 49' 2.34"
Field of view:29.78 x 29.82 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° right of vertical
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