Wide-field view of the Lupus 3 dark cloud and associated hot young stars

This wide-field view shows a dark cloud where new stars are forming along with cluster of brilliant stars that have already burst out of 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 view was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2.

Të drejtat:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2
Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1303c
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Jan 16, 2013, 12:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1804, eso1303
Përmasat:10573 x 10570 px

Rreth objektit

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

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):16 9 36.08
Position (Dec):-39° 2' 59.24"
Field of view:177.67 x 177.62 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.9° majtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaTeleskopi
Optik
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optik
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infra të kuqe
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Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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