Star formation region Lupus 3

A dark cloud of cosmic dust snakes across this spectacular wide field image, illuminated by the brilliant light of new stars. This dense cloud is a star-forming region called Lupus 3, where dazzlingly hot stars are born from collapsing masses of gas and dust. This image was created from images taken using the VLT Survey Telescope and the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope and is the most detailed image taken so far of this region.

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ESO/R. Colombari

About the Image

Id:eso1804a
Típus:Observation
Közzététel napja:2018. január 31. 12.00
Related releases:eso1804
Size:18000 x 11360 px

About the Object

Név:Lupus 3
Típus:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Constellation:Scorpius
Category:Nebulae
Star Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):16 8 31.04
Position (Dec):-39° 5' 5.30"
Field of view:90.61 x 57.18 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.6° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
467 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
660 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
B
467 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
660 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
651 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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