Star-forming region NGC 346

This new portrait of the bright star-forming region NGC 346, in which different wavelengths of light swirl together like watercolours, reveals new information about how stars form. NGC 346 is located 210,000 light-years away in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a neighbouring dwarf galaxy of the Milky Way. The image is based on data from ESA XMM-Newton (X-rays; blue), ESO's New Technology Telescope (visible light; green), and NASA's Spitzer (infrared; red). The infrared light shows cold dust, while the visible light denotes glowing gas, and the X-rays represent very hot gas. Ordinary stars appear as blue spots with white centres, while young stars enshrouded in dust appear as red spots with white centres.

Kredit:

ESO/ESA/ JPL-Caltech/NASA/ D. Gouliermis (MPIA) et al.

O snímku

Id:eso0834a
Typ:Pozorování
Datum zveřejnění:8. října 2008
Související články:eso0834
Velikost:2106 x 1989 px

O objektu

Jméno:NGC 346
Typ:Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Vzdálenost:200000 světelné roky
Constellation:Tucana
Kategorie:Nebulae

Image Formats


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Souřadnice

Position (RA):0 59 17.90
Position (Dec):-72° 10' 47.98"
Field of view:6.99 x 6.60 arcminutes
Orientace:Sever je 8.3° pravá od svislé osy

Barvy & filtry

PásmoVlnová délkaDalekohled
Rentgenový
Soft X-ray
0.00059 nmESA XMM-Newton
EPIC
Optický
V
New Technology Telescope
EFOSC2
Infračervený
Mid-IR
8.0 μm Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC (Spitzer)

 

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