Wide Field Imager view of the star formation region NGC 3582

This picture of the star formation region NGC 3582 was taken using the Wide Field Imager at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile. The image reveals giant loops of gas ejected by dying stars that bear a striking resemblance to solar prominences. 

Kilde:

ESO, Digitized Sky Survey 2 and Joe DePasquale 

Om billedet

Id:eso1113a
Type:Observation
Udgivelsesdato:13. april 2011 12:00
Relaterede pressemeddelelser:eso1113
Størrelse:8410 x 8327 px

Om objektet

Navn:NGC 3582
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Afstand:10000 lysår
Constellation:Carina
Kategori:Nebulae

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Position (RA):11 12 12.03
Position (Dec):-61° 16' 24.68"
Field of view:32.71 x 32.38 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 1.9° venstre fra lodret

 

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