The Fried Egg Nebula in the constellation of Scorpius

This chart shows the location of the rare yellow hypergiant star IRAS 17163-3907 within the constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion). This map shows most of the stars visible to the unaided eye under good conditions and the location of the star itself is marked with a red circle. Although this object appears very bright in the infrared sky it is faint in visible light and hard to find in the very rich star-fields of the centre of the Milky Way.


ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

O snímku

Datum zveřejnění:28. září 2011 12:00
Související články:eso1136
Velikost:3338 x 4205 px

O objektu

Jméno:IRAS 17163-3907, Scorpius Constellation
Typ:Milky Way : Star : Type : Exotic
Milky Way : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation
Vzdálenost:13000 světelné roky

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