The Trifid Nebula

The massive star factory known as the Trifid Nebula was captured in all its glory with the Wide-Field Imager camera attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in northern Chile. So named for the dark dust bands that trisect its glowing heart, the Trifid Nebula is a rare combination of three nebulae types that reveal the fury of freshly formed stars and point to more star birth in the future. The field of view of the image is approximately 13 x 17 arcminutes.

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Om bildet

ID:eso0930a
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:26. august 2009
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso0930
Størrelse:3497 x 5752 px

Om objektet

Navn:Trifid Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Avstand:5500 lysår
Constellation:Sagittarius
Kategori:Nebulae

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Position (RA):18 2 41.95
Position (Dec):-22° 58' 16.17"
Field of view:13.89 x 22.82 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 0.2° til venstre for vertikalen

 

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