Galactic arm of the Milky Way

The only hints of the Milky Way Galaxy that are observable from Earth are the prominent gas, dust, and stars of the galactic arms. Here, gas in spots of the arms shine red, likely illuminated by newborn stars. This image was taken at ESO's La Silla Observatory using a DSLR camera and it shows various star clusters and nebulae, including the famous Cat's Paw (NGC 6334) on the left and the Prawn Nebula (IC 4628) near the centre.

Credit:

Zdeněk Bardon/ESO

About the Image

Id:milkyway-ch17-bardon-cc
Type:Photographic
Release date:13 September 2017, 10:56
Size:2898 x 1930 px

About the Object

Name:Milky Way
Type:Milky Way
Constellation:Scorpius
Category:Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):16 55 5.08
Position (Dec):-43° 40' 9.00"
Field of view:1412.54 x 940.72 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 46.4° left of vertical

 

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