The Lupus 3 dark cloud and associated hot young stars

This evocative image shows a dark cloud where new stars are forming along with a cluster of brilliant stars that have already emerged from their dusty stellar nursery. This cloud is known as Lupus 3 and it lies about 600 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion). It is likely that the Sun formed in a similar star formation region more than four billion years ago. This picture was taken with the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile and is the best image ever taken of this little-known object.

Të drejtat:

ESO/F. Comeron

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1303a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Jan 16, 2013, 12:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1303
Përmasat:8828 x 8607 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:Lupus 3
Tipi:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Dark
Distanca:600 vite dritë
Constellation:Scorpius
Kategori:Nebulae

Formate Fotografish

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):16 9 36.08
Position (Dec):-39° 2' 59.24"
Field of view:35.03 x 34.15 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.1° majtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Optik
B
451 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optik
V
539 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optik
Rc
651 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
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SII
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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