The Gum 15 star formation region

This richly detailed new view from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile shows the star formation region Gum 15. This little-known object is located in the constellation of Vela (The Sails), some 3000 light-years from Earth. The glowing cloud is a stunning example of an HII region. It also has a similarity to a more famous HII region, the Trifid Nebula (Messier 20).

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About the Image

Id:eso1420a
Típus:Observation
Közzététel napja:2014. július 2. 12.00
Related releases:eso1420
Related announcements:ann15008
Size:8660 x 7419 px

About the Object

Név:Gum 15
Típus:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Local Universe : Nebula : Appearance : Emission
Constellation:Vela
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):8 44 57.35
Position (Dec):-41° 15' 2.46"
Field of view:34.34 x 29.42 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 180.4° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
H-alpha
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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