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.

Kilde:

ESO/Sergey Stepanenko

Om billedet

Id:eso1109c
Type:Observation
Udgivelsesdato:16. marts 2011 12:00
Relaterede pressemeddelelser:eso1109
Størrelse:2139 x 2140 px

Om objektet

Navn:Herbig–Haro object, NGC 6729
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Afstand:400 lysår
Constellation:Corona Australis
Kategori:Nebulae
Stars

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Koordinater

Position (RA):19 1 34.25
Position (Dec):-37° 0' 19.50"
Field of view:7.18 x 7.19 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 0.0° droite fra lodret

Farver & filtre

BåndTeleskop
Optisk
SII
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optisk
H-alpha
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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