The Prawn Nebula in close-up

The rich patchwork of gas clouds in this new image make up part of a huge stellar nursery nicknamed the Prawn Nebula (also known as Gum 56 and IC 4628). Taken using the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile, this may well be one of the best pictures ever taken of this object. It shows clumps of hot new-born stars nestled in among the clouds that make up the nebula.

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Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1535a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Sht 2, 2015, 12:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1535
Përmasat:8622 x 8622 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:Gum 56, IC 4628
Tipi:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission
Distanca:6000 vite dritë
Constellation:Scorpius
Kategori:Nebulae

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):16 58 58.48
Position (Dec):-40° 13' 1.92"
Field of view:34.17 x 34.17 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.0° majtas vertikales

 

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