370-million-pixel starscape of the Lagoon Nebula

The third image of ESO’s GigaGalaxy Zoom project is an amazing vista of the Lagoon Nebula taken with the 67-million-pixel Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. The image covers more than one and a half square degree — an area eight times larger than that of the Full Moon — with a total of about 370 million pixels. It is based on images acquired using three different broadband filters (B, V, R) and one narrow-band filter (H-alpha).

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Auðkenni:eso0936a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:28. september 2009
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso0936
Stærð:23569 x 15784 px

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Nafn:Lagoon Nebula, NGC 6523
Tegund:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Interstellar Medium
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Fjarlægð:5000 ljósár
Constellation:Sagittarius
Flokkur:Nebulae

Mounted Image

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Stór JPEG
84,7 MB

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Bakgrunnsmynd

1024x768
373,9 KB
1280x1024
619,9 KB
1600x1200
906,5 KB
1920x1200
1,1 MB
2048x1536
1,4 MB

Hnit

Position (RA):18 3 36.99
Position (Dec):-24° 23' 12.97"
Field of view:93.49 x 62.61 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.0° vinstri frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðBylgjulengdSjónauki
Sýnilegt
B
456 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Sýnilegt
V
539 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Sýnilegt
R
651 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Sýnilegt
H-alpha
658 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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