Wide field view of the R Coronae Australis region

This spectacular wide field image shows the area around the star R Coronae Australis. A huge dust cloud, about eight light-years across, dominates the centre of the image. The bluish reflection nebula close to R Coronae Australis is right of centre and the globular cluster NGC 6723 lies to the upper-right of the nebula. Corona Australis is a tiny tiara-shaped constellation, located next to the larger constellation of Sagittarius, in the direction of the centre of the Milky Way. In spite of its faintness, this southern winter constellation can be easily spotted from dark sites because of its characteristic shape and position in the sky.

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Loke Kun Tan (StarryScapes.com)

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Auðkenni:eso1027b
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Jún 30, 2010, 12:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1027
Stærð:4008 x 2672 px

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Nafn:Corona Australis, NGC 6723, R Coronae Australis
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Fjarlægð:400 ljósár
Constellation:Corona Australis
Flokkur:Nebulae
Stars

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Position (RA):19 1 53.73
Position (Dec):-36° 57' 7.48"
Field of view:234.56 x 156.37 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 2.4° højre frá lóðréttu

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TíðnisviðBylgjulengdSjónauki
675 nm

Skýringar: Image captured by astrophotographer Loke Kun Tan.