Close-up view of NGC 6357

ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has taken the most detailed image so far of a spectacular part of the stellar nursery called NGC 6357. The view shows many hot young stars, glowing clouds of gas and weird dust formations sculpted by ultraviolet radiation and stellar winds.

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About the Image

Id:eso1226a
Típus:Observation
Közzététel napja:2012. június 20. 12.00
Related releases:eso1226
Size:3758 x 1563 px

About the Object

Név:NGC 6357
Típus:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distance:8000 light years
Constellation:Scorpius
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):17 26 28.86
Position (Dec):-34° 12' 0.26"
Field of view:15.80 x 6.57 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 55.4° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical
H-alpha
Very Large Telescope
FORS2

 

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