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.

Crédit:

ESO/Sergey Stepanenko

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso1109c
Type:Observation
Date de publication:16 mars 2011 12:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1109
Taille:2139 x 2140 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:Herbig–Haro object, NGC 6729
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Distance:400 années lumière
Constellation:Corona Australis
Catégorie:Nebulae
Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):19 1 34.25
Position (Dec):-37° 0' 19.50"
Field of view:7.18 x 7.19 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical

Couleurs & filtres

DomaineTélescope
Visible
SII
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Visible
H-alpha
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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