The Cat’s Paw and Lobster Nebulae

This spectacular image from the VLT Survey Telescope shows the Cat’s Paw Nebula (NGC 6334, upper right) and the Lobster Nebula (NGC 6357, lower left). These dramatic objects are regions of active star formation where the hot young stars are causing the surrounding hydrogen gas to glow red. The very rich field of view also includes dark clouds of dust. With around two billion pixels this is one of the largest images ever released by ESO. A zoomable version of this giant image is available here.

Note that the circular features in the image around bright stars are not real, they are due to reflections within the optics of the telescope and camera.

Oikeudet:

ESO

Kuvasta

Tunnistus:eso1705a
Tyyppi:Havainto
Julkaisupäivä:1. helmikuuta 2017 12:00
Vastaavat julkaisut:eso1705
Koko:49511 x 39114 px

Kohteesta

Nimi:Cat's Paw Nebula, Lobster Nebula
Tyyppi:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Constellation:Scorpius
Kategoria:Nebulae

Kuvaformaatit

Kokoruudun JPEG
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Koordinaatit

Position (RA):17 22 55.46
Position (Dec):-34° 57' 44.25"
Field of view:176.71 x 139.60 arcminutes
Suuntaus:Pohjoinen on 89.8° vasen pystysuuntaan nähden

Värit ja suotimet

KaistaAallonpituusTeleskooppi
Optinen
g
480 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Infrapuna
r
625 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Optinen
z=0.3 H-Alpha, NB
852 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM

 

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