Cosmic dust clouds in Messier 78

This image of the region surrounding the reflection nebula Messier 78, just to the north of Orion’s belt, shows clouds of cosmic dust threaded through the nebula like a string of pearls. The submillimetre-wavelength observations, made with the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope and shown here in orange, use the heat glow of interstellar dust grains to show astronomers where new stars are being formed. They are overlaid on a view of the region in visible light.

Të drejtat:

ESO/APEX (MPIfR/ESO/OSO)/T. Stanke et al./Igor Chekalin/Digitized Sky Survey 2

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1219a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Maj 2, 2012, 12:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1219
Përmasat:2287 x 3493 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:M 78, Messier 78, NGC 2068
Tipi:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Distanca:1400 vite dritë
Constellation:Orion
Kategori:Nebulae

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):5 46 46.74
Position (Dec):0° 0' 49.61"
Field of view:38.39 x 58.64 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.0° majtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaTeleskopi
OptikDigitized Sky Survey 2
MilimetërAtacama Pathfinder Experiment

 

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