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.

Herkunftsnachweis:

ESO/Sergey Stepanenko

Über das Bild

ID:eso1109c
Typ:Beobachtung
Veröffentlichungsdatum:16. März 2011 12:00
Dazugehörige Veröffentlichungen:eso1109
Größe:2139 x 2140 px

Über das Objekt

Name:Herbig–Haro object, NGC 6729
Typ:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Entfernung:400 Lichtjahre
Constellation:Corona Australis
Kategorie:Nebulae
Stars

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Koordinaten

Position (RA):19 1 34.25
Position (Dec):-37° 0' 19.50"
Field of view:7.18 x 7.19 arcminutes
Orientierung:Die Nordrichtung liegt 0.0° rechts zur Vertikale

Farben & Filter

SpektralbereichTeleskop
Optisch
SII
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optisch
H-alpha
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

Siehe auch