The star formation region NGC 6559

The Danish 1.54-metre telescope located at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile has captured a striking image of NGC 6559, an object that showcases the anarchy that reigns when stars form inside an interstellar cloud. This region of sky includes glowing red clouds of mostly hydrogen gas, blue regions where starlight is being reflected from tiny particles of dust and also dark regions where the dust is thick and opaque.

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ESO/U.G. Jørgensen

About the Image

Id:eso1320a
Típus:Observation
Közzététel napja:2013. május 2. 12.00
Related releases:eso1320
Size:2014 x 1940 px

About the Object

Név:NGC 6559
Típus:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Constellation:Sagittarius
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 10 0.02
Position (Dec):-24° 0' 0.30"
Field of view:13.33 x 12.84 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 179.6° left of vertical

 

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