The Gum 15 star formation region

This richly detailed new view from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile shows the star formation region Gum 15. This little-known object is located in the constellation of Vela (The Sails), some 3000 light-years from Earth. The glowing cloud is a stunning example of an HII region. It also has a similarity to a more famous HII region, the Trifid Nebula (Messier 20).

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1420a
Type:Observation
Release date:2 July 2014, 12:00
Related releases:eso1420
Size:8660 x 7419 px

About the Object

Name:Gum 15
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• Local Universe : Nebula : Appearance : Emission
• X - Nebulae
Constellation:Vela

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Coordinates

Position (RA):8 44 57.35
Position (Dec):-41° 15' 2.46"
Field of view:34.34 x 29.42 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 180.4° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
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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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