VST image of the star-forming region Messier 17

The first released VST image shows the spectacular star-forming region Messier 17, also known as the Omega Nebula or the Swan Nebula, as it has never been seen before. This vast region of gas, dust and hot young stars lies in the heart of the Milky Way in the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer). The VST field of view is so large that the entire nebula, including its fainter outer parts, is captured — and retains its superb sharpness across the entire image. The data were processed using the Astro-WISE software system developed by E.A. Valentijn and collaborators at Groningen and elsewhere.

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Oikeudet:

ESO/INAF-VST/OmegaCAM. Acknowledgement: OmegaCen/Astro-WISE/Kapteyn Institute

Kuvasta

Tunnistus:eso1119a
Tyyppi:Havainto
Julkaisupäivä:8. kesäkuuta 2011 12:00
Vastaavat julkaisut:eso1119
Koko:16017 x 16017 px

Kohteesta

Nimi:M 17, Messier 17
Tyyppi:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Etäisyys:5500 valovuotta
Constellation:Sagittarius
Kategoria:Nebulae

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Position (RA):18 20 58.67
Position (Dec):-16° 8' 51.97"
Field of view:53.40 x 53.40 arcminutes
Suuntaus:Pohjoinen on 0.1° oikea pystysuuntaan nähden

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KaistaTeleskooppi
Optinen
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VLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Optinen
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VLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Infrapuna
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VLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM

 

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