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.

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Id:eso0416a
Type:Observation
Udgivelsesdato:12. maj 2004
Relaterede pressemeddelelser:eso0416
Størrelse:3673 x 3700 px

Om objektet

Navn:Messier 17
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster
Afstand:5500 lysår
Constellation:Sagittarius
Kategori:Star Clusters

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Position (RA):18 20 25.94
Position (Dec):-16° 10' 37.34"
Field of view:6.05 x 6.10 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 0.0° venstre fra lodret

Farver & filtre

BåndBølgelængdeTeleskop
Infrarød
J
1.25 μmVery Large Telescope
ISAAC
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H
1.65 μmVery Large Telescope
ISAAC
Infrarød
K
2.2 μmVery Large Telescope
ISAAC

 

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