370-million-pixel starscape of the Lagoon Nebula

The third image of ESO’s GigaGalaxy Zoom project is an amazing vista of the Lagoon Nebula taken with the 67-million-pixel Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. The image covers more than one and a half square degree — an area eight times larger than that of the Full Moon — with a total of about 370 million pixels. It is based on images acquired using three different broadband filters (B, V, R) and one narrow-band filter (H-alpha).

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Om bildet

ID:eso0936a
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:28. september 2009
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso0936
Størrelse:23569 x 15784 px

Om objektet

Navn:Lagoon Nebula, NGC 6523
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Interstellar Medium
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Avstand:5000 lysår
Constellation:Sagittarius
Kategori:Nebulae

Mounted Image

Bildeformater

Stor JPEG
84,7 MB
Medium JPEG
357,9 KB

Zoombart


Skrivebordsbakgrunner

1024x768
373,9 KB
1280x1024
619,9 KB
1600x1200
906,5 KB
1920x1200
1,1 MB
2048x1536
1,4 MB

Koordinater

Position (RA):18 3 36.99
Position (Dec):-24° 23' 12.97"
Field of view:93.49 x 62.61 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 0.0° til venstre for vertikalen

Farger og filtre

BåndBølgelengdeTeleskop
Optisk
B
456 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optisk
V
539 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optisk
R
651 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optisk
H-alpha
658 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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