Star formation in the constellation of Carina

This wide-field image, based on data from Digitized Sky Survey 2, shows the whole region around the cosmic factory NGC 3603, located about 20 000 light-years away. This region contains many star formation regions featuring huge clouds of glowing gas.

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ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

About the Image

Id:eso1005b
Típus:Observation
Közzététel napja:2010. február 3. 12.00
Related releases:eso1425, eso1005
Size:9529 x 10212 px

About the Object

Név:NGC 3603
Típus:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Distance:20000 light years
Constellation:Carina
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 15 9.23
Position (Dec):-61° 16' 17.51"
Field of view:159.97 x 171.43 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
I
806 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
658 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2

 

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