Stellar cluster and star-forming region M 17

Three-colour composite of the sky region of M 17, a H II region excited by a cluster of young, hot stars. A large silhouette disc has been found to the south-west of the cluster centre. The present image was obtained with the ISAAC near-infrared instrument at the 8.2-m VLT ANTU telescope at Paranal.

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ESO

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Auðkenni:eso0416a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:12. maí 2004
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso0416
Stærð:3673 x 3700 px

Um fyrirbærið

Nafn:Messier 17
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster
Fjarlægð:5500 ljósár
Constellation:Sagittarius
Flokkur:Star Clusters

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Hnit

Position (RA):18 20 25.94
Position (Dec):-16° 10' 37.34"
Field of view:6.05 x 6.10 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.0° vinstri frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðBylgjulengdSjónauki
Innrautt
J
1.25 μmVery Large Telescope
ISAAC
Innrautt
H
1.65 μmVery Large Telescope
ISAAC
Innrautt
K
2.2 μmVery Large Telescope
ISAAC

 

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