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 bilden

ID:eso0930a
Typ:Observation
Publiceringsdatum:26 augusti 2009
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso0930
Storlek:3497 x 5752 px

Om objektet

Namn:Trifid Nebula
Typ:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Avstånd:5500 ljusår
Constellation:Sagittarius
Kategori:Nebulae

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Koordinater

Position (RA):18 2 41.95
Position (Dec):-22° 58' 16.17"
Field of view:13.89 x 22.82 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord är 0.2° vänster om lodrätt

Färger och filter

BandTeleskop
Synligt ljus
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
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V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
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H-alpha
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
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R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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