The star forming cloud RCW 34

This richly coloured cloud of gas called RCW 34 is a site of star formation in the southern constellation of Vela (The Sails). This image was taken using the FORS instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in northern Chile.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1521a
Type:Observation
Release date:27 May 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1521
Size:3439 x 3500 px

About the Object

Name:RCW 34
Type:Milky Way : Nebula
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Distance:10000 light years
Constellation:Vela
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):8 56 32.88
Position (Dec):-43° 7' 25.24"
Field of view:7.23 x 7.36 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical
H-alpha
Very Large Telescope
FORS2

 

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