Close-up of the drama of star formation

This very detailed enhanced-colour image from ESO’s Very Large Telescope shows the dramatic effects of very young stars on the dust and gas from which they were born in the star-forming region NGC 6729. The baby stars are invisible in this picture, being hidden behind dust clouds at the upper left of the picture, but material they are ejecting is crashing into the surroundings at speeds of that can be as high as one million kilometres per hour. This picture was taken by the FORS1 instrument and records the scene in the light of glowing hydrogen and sulphur.

Credit:

ESO/Sergey Stepanenko

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso1109a
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:16 maart 2011 12:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso1109
Grootte:2139 x 2140 px

Over het object

Naam:NGC 6729
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Afstand:400 lichtjaren
Constellation:Corona Australis
Categorie:Nebulae
Stars

Mounted Image

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Coordinates

Position (RA):19 1 34.25
Position (Dec):-37° 0' 19.50"
Field of view:7.18 x 7.19 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical

Kleuren & filters

BandTelescoop
Optisch
SII
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optisch
H-alpha
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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