The rich celestial landscape around the aging double star IRAS 08544-4431

This colourful image shows the rich celestial landscape in the constellation of Vela (The Sails) around the aging double star IRAS 08544-4431, which appears as the moderately bright star at the exact centre of the picture. The image was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. It also includes several other interesting unrelated objects. At the bottom the Pencil Nebula (NGC 2736) is visible, along  with the orange clouds of star formation regions and the blue filaments of part of the Vela Supernova Remnant.

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ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2
Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

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Auðkenni:eso1608d
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Mar 9, 2016, 12:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1608
Stærð:10218 x 9246 px

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Nafn:IRAS 08544-4431
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk
Fjarlægð:4000 ljósár
Constellation:Vela
Flokkur:Stars

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Position (RA):8 56 11.97
Position (Dec):-44° 42' 57.91"
Field of view:171.46 x 155.15 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 3.1° vinstri frá lóðréttu

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Digitized Sky Survey 2
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Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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