Colour composite view of the Pillars of Creation from MUSE data

This colour view was created from observations of the Pillars of Creation made with the MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. The parts of the three-dimensional MUSE data cube that correspond to emission from different chemical elements in the clouds have been extracted and combined to create this colour view of the region.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1518b
Type:Observation
Release date:30 April 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1518
Size:902 x 909 px

About the Object

Name:M 16, Messier 16
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distance:7000 light years
Constellation:Serpens Cauda
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 18 51.43
Position (Dec):-13° 50' 8.80"
Field of view:3.00 x 3.03 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 40.2° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
OpticalVery Large Telescope
MUSE

 

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