The Cat’s Paw and Lobster Nebulae

This spectacular image from the VLT Survey Telescope shows the Cat’s Paw Nebula (NGC 6334, upper right) and the Lobster Nebula (NGC 6357, lower left). These dramatic objects are regions of active star formation where the hot young stars are causing the surrounding hydrogen gas to glow red. The very rich field of view also includes dark clouds of dust. With around two billion pixels this is one of the largest images ever released by ESO. A zoomable version of this giant image is available here.

Note that the circular features in the image around bright stars are not real, they are due to reflections within the optics of the telescope and camera.

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ESO

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1705a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Shk 1, 2017, 12:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1705
Përmasat:49511 x 39114 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:Cat's Paw Nebula, Lobster Nebula
Tipi:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Constellation:Scorpius
Kategori:Nebulae

Formate Fotografish

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):17 22 55.46
Position (Dec):-34° 57' 44.25"
Field of view:176.71 x 139.60 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 89.8° majtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Optik
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480 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Infra të kuqe
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625 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Optik
z=0.3 H-Alpha, NB
852 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM

 

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