The young star HD 163296 in the constellation of Sagittarius

This chart shows the rich constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer) and marks the position of the star HD 163296. This star has a mass about twice that of the Sun, but is just four million years old. It is a little too faint to be seen with the unaided eye, but can easily be picked up with binoculars, not far from the famous Trifid Nebula and Lagoon Nebula.

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ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

About the Image

Id:eso1818c
Type:Chart
Release date:13 June 2018, 16:00
Related releases:eso1818
Size:3338 x 4294 px

About the Object

Name:Sagittarius
Type:Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation
Category:Illustrations

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