View of the sky around the multiple star system GG Tauri

This wide-field view shows the sky around the young multiple star system GG Tauri, which appears very close to the centre of this picture. This view also shows a dust cloud and evidence of star formation near the top of the picture. This, like GG Tauri itself, is part of the Taurus Dark Cloud complex, one of the closest star-forming regions to Earth.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso1434b
Type:Observation
Release date:29 October 2014, 19:00
Related releases:eso1434
Size:5647 x 4719 px

About the Object

Name:GG Tauri
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Multiple
Constellation:Taurus
Category:Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):4 32 30.26
Position (Dec):17° 31' 42.53"
Field of view:95.89 x 80.13 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.7° right of vertical

 

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