VISTA’s infrared view of the Cat’s Paw Nebula*

Infrared view of the Cat’s Paw Nebula (NGC 6334) taken by VISTA. NGC 6334 is a vast region of star formation about 5500 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Scorpius. The whole gas cloud is about 50 light-years across. NGC 6334 is one of the most active nurseries of young massive stars in our galaxy, some nearly ten times the mass of our Sun and most born in the last few million years. The images were taken through Y, J and Ks filters (shown as blue, green and red respectively) and the exposure time was five minutes per filter. The field of view is about one degree across.

 

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ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA
Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1017a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Pri 21, 2010, 12:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1017
Përmasat:12502 x 12502 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:Cat's Paw Nebula, NGC 6334
Tipi:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distanca:5500 vite dritë
Constellation:Scorpius
Kategori:Nebulae

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):17 19 58.02
Position (Dec):-35° 57' 47.06"
Field of view:71.04 x 71.04 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 31.3° djathtas vertikales

 

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