Close-up of the drama of star formation (annotated)

This very detailed image of the star-forming region NGC 6729 from ESO’s Very Large Telescope shows the dramatic effects of very young stars on the dust and gas from which they were born. The baby stars are invisible in this picture, being hidden behind dust clouds at the upper left of the picture, but material they are ejecting is crashing into the surroundings at speeds of that can be as high as one million kilometres per hour. This picture shows the probable directions of the ejected material and indicates the positions of the Herbig-Haro objects (marked as HH) where ejected material is creating glowing shockwaves.

Credit:

ESO/Sergey Stepanenko

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso1109c
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:16 maart 2011 12:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso1109
Grootte:2139 x 2140 px

Over het object

Naam:Herbig–Haro object, NGC 6729
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Afstand:400 lichtjaren
Constellation:Corona Australis
Categorie:Nebulae
Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):19 1 34.25
Position (Dec):-37° 0' 19.50"
Field of view:7.18 x 7.19 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical

Kleuren & filters

BandTelescoop
Optisch
SII
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
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H-alpha
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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