Stellar Nursery Blooms into View

The OmegaCAM imager on ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope has captured this glittering view of the stellar nursery called Sharpless 29. Many astronomical phenomena can be seen in this giant image, including cosmic dust and gas clouds that reflect, absorb, and re-emit the light of hot young stars within the nebula.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1740a
Type:Observation
Release date:13 December 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1740
Size:17603 x 14731 px

About the Object

Name:Sharpless 29
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Constellation:Sagittarius
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 9 40.41
Position (Dec):-24° 1' 29.60"
Field of view:62.83 x 52.58 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 90.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
g
480 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Optical
r
625 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Optical
i
770 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Optical
Redshifted H Alpha +NII
852 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM

 

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