The VST captures three spectacular nebulae in one image (annotated)

Two of the sky’s more famous residents share the stage with a lesser-known neighbour in this enormous three gigapixel image from ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope (VST). On the right lies the faint, glowing cloud of gas called Sharpless 2-54, the iconic Eagle Nebula (Messier 16) is in the centre, and the Omega Nebula (Messier 17) to the left. This cosmic trio makes up just a portion of a vast complex of gas and dust within which new stars are springing to life and illuminating their surroundings.

This finding chart does not show all the glory of this picture — the full-resolution version without annotations is available here.

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Kuvasta

Tunnistus:eso1719d
Tyyppi:Kokoelma
Julkaisupäivä:14. kesäkuuta 2017 12:00
Vastaavat julkaisut:eso1719
Koko:11629 x 4427 px

Kohteesta

Nimi:Eagle Nebula, M 16, M 17, Messier 16, Messier 17, Omega Nebula, Swan Nebula
Tyyppi:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Kategoria:Nebulae

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480 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
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480 nmVLT Survey Telescope
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625 nmVLT Survey Telescope
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625 nmVLT Survey Telescope
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H-alpha
659 nmVLT Survey Telescope
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