Close-up of the drama of star formation (annotated)

This very detailed image of the star-forming region NGC 6729 from ESO’s Very Large Telescope shows the dramatic effects of very young stars on the dust and gas from which they were born. The baby stars are invisible in this picture, being hidden behind dust clouds at the upper left of the picture, but material they are ejecting is crashing into the surroundings at speeds of that can be as high as one million kilometres per hour. This picture shows the probable directions of the ejected material and indicates the positions of the Herbig-Haro objects (marked as HH) where ejected material is creating glowing shockwaves.

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ESO/Sergey Stepanenko

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1109c
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Mar 16, 2011, 12:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1109
Përmasat:2139 x 2140 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:Herbig–Haro object, NGC 6729
Tipi:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Distanca:400 vite dritë
Constellation:Corona Australis
Kategori:Nebulae
Stars

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):19 1 34.25
Position (Dec):-37° 0' 19.50"
Field of view:7.18 x 7.19 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.0° djathtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaTeleskopi
Optik
SII
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optik
H-alpha
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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