Star formation in the southern Milky Way

This mosaic of images from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile shows two dramatic star formation regions in the southern Milky Way. The first of these, on the left, is dominated by the star cluster NGC 3603, located about 20 000 light-years away, in the Carina–Sagittarius spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy. The second object, on the right, is a collection of glowing gas clouds known as NGC 3576 that lies only about half as far from Earth.

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ESO/G. Beccari

About the Image

Id:eso1425a
Típus:Observation
Közzététel napja:2014. augusztus 20. 12.00
Related releases:eso1425
Size:15326 x 8212 px

About the Object

Név:NGC 3603
Típus:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Constellation:Carina
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 13 50.91
Position (Dec):-61° 13' 9.60"
Field of view:60.76 x 32.56 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.4° right of vertical

 

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