The Prawn Nebula in close-up

The rich patchwork of gas clouds in this new image make up part of a huge stellar nursery nicknamed the Prawn Nebula (also known as Gum 56 and IC 4628). Taken using the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile, this may well be one of the best pictures ever taken of this object. It shows clumps of hot new-born stars nestled in among the clouds that make up the nebula.

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Auðkenni:eso1535a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Sep 2, 2015, 12:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1535
Stærð:8622 x 8622 px

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Nafn:Gum 56, IC 4628
Tegund:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission
Fjarlægð:6000 ljósár
Constellation:Scorpius
Flokkur:Nebulae

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Position (RA):16 58 58.48
Position (Dec):-40° 13' 1.92"
Field of view:34.17 x 34.17 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.0° vinstri frá lóðréttu

 

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