Nebula around star cluster RCW 38

The wider region surrounding the star cluster RCW 38, located about 5,500 light years away in the direction of the constellation Vela (the Sails). RCW 38 is an "embedded" cluster, in that the nascent cloud of dust and gas still envelops its stars. There, young, titanic stars bombard fledgling suns and planets with powerful winds and large amount of light, helped in their devastating task by short- lived, massive stars that explode as supernovae. In some cases, this energetic onslaught cooks away the matter that may eventually form new planetary systems. Scientists think that our own Solar System emerged from such a dramatic environment.

This image was obtained with the Wide Field Imager instrument on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at La Silla, using data collected through four filters (B, V, R and H-alpha). The field of view is 30 arcminutes.

Të drejtat:

ESO

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso0929c
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:19 Gusht 2009
Publikime të ngjashme:eso0929
Përmasat:8426 x 8332 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:RCW 38
Tipi:Solar System : Star : Grouping : Cluster
Milky Way : Nebula
Distanca:5500 vite dritë
Constellation:Vela
Kategori:Nebulae
Star Clusters

Formate Fotografish

JPEG i madh
12,1 MB
Publikim JPEG
6,2 MB

E zmadhueshme


Wallpaper

1024x768
337,1 KB
1280x1024
521,5 KB
1600x1200
704,8 KB
1920x1200
790,5 KB
2048x1536
1,0 MB

Koordinatat

Position (RA):8 59 47.23
Position (Dec):-47° 31' 57.27"
Field of view:33.43 x 33.05 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.0° djathtas vertikales

 

Shih dhe