The Gum 15 star formation region

This richly detailed new view from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile shows the star formation region Gum 15. This little-known object is located in the constellation of Vela (The Sails), some 3000 light-years from Earth. The glowing cloud is a stunning example of an HII region. It also has a similarity to a more famous HII region, the Trifid Nebula (Messier 20).

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Auðkenni:eso1420a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Júl 2, 2014, 12:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1420
Tengdar tilkynningar:ann15008
Stærð:8660 x 7419 px

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Nafn:Gum 15
Tegund:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Local Universe : Nebula : Appearance : Emission
Constellation:Vela
Flokkur:Nebulae

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Position (RA):8 44 57.35
Position (Dec):-41° 15' 2.46"
Field of view:34.34 x 29.42 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 180.4° vinstri frá lóðréttu

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TíðnisviðSjónauki
Sýnilegt
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
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R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
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H-alpha
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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