Stellar cluster and star-forming region M 17

Three-colour composite of the sky region of M 17, a H II region excited by a cluster of young, hot stars. A large silhouette disc has been found to the south-west of the cluster centre. The present image was obtained with the ISAAC near-infrared instrument at the 8.2-m VLT ANTU telescope at Paranal.

Credit:

ESO

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0416a
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:12 mei 2004
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0416
Grootte:3673 x 3700 px

Over het object

Naam:Messier 17
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster
Afstand:5500 lichtjaren
Constellation:Sagittarius
Categorie:Star Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 20 25.94
Position (Dec):-16° 10' 37.34"
Field of view:6.05 x 6.10 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Kleuren & filters

BandGolflengteTelescoop
Infrarood
J
1.25 μmVery Large Telescope
ISAAC
Infrarood
H
1.65 μmVery Large Telescope
ISAAC
Infrarood
K
2.2 μmVery Large Telescope
ISAAC

 

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