Glowing stellar nurseries*

Colour composite image of RCW120. It reveals how an expanding bubble of ionised gas about ten light-years across is causing the surrounding material to collapse into dense clumps where new stars are then formed. The 870-micron submillimetre-wavelength data were taken with the LABOCA camera on the 12-m Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope. Here, the submillimetre emission is shown as the blue clouds surrounding the reddish glow of the ionised gas (shown with data from the SuperCosmos H-alpha survey). The image also contains data from the Second Generation Digitized Sky Survey (I-band shown in blue, R-band shown in red).

This image is available as a mounted image in the ESOshop

Të drejtat:

ESO/APEX/DSS2/ SuperCosmos/ Deharveng(LAM)/ Zavagno(LAM)

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso0840a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:11 Nëntor 2008
Publikime të ngjashme:eso0840
Përmasat:1872 x 2348 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:RCW120
Tipi:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Distanca:4500 vite dritë
Constellation:Scorpius
Kategori:Nebulae

Mounted Image

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):17 12 24.03
Position (Dec):-38° 28' 11.49"
Field of view:31.40 x 39.38 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 1.8° djathtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Optik
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
N/A
Milimetër
Submillimetre
870 μmAtacama Pathfinder Experiment
LABOCA
Optik
Pseudogreen (R+I)
Digitized Sky Survey 2
N/A
Optik
R
Other
N/A
Optik
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
N/A

 

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