The Cat’s Paw and Lobster Nebulae

This spectacular image from the VLT Survey Telescope shows the Cat’s Paw Nebula (NGC 6334, upper right) and the Lobster Nebula (NGC 6357, lower left). These dramatic objects are regions of active star formation where the hot young stars are causing the surrounding hydrogen gas to glow red. The very rich field of view also includes dark clouds of dust. With around two billion pixels this is one of the largest images ever released by ESO. A zoomable version of this giant image is available here.

Note that the circular features in the image around bright stars are not real, they are due to reflections within the optics of the telescope and camera.

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Auðkenni:eso1705a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Feb 1, 2017, 12:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1705
Stærð:49511 x 39114 px

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Nafn:Cat's Paw Nebula, Lobster Nebula
Tegund:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Constellation:Scorpius
Flokkur:Nebulae

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Position (RA):17 22 55.46
Position (Dec):-34° 57' 44.25"
Field of view:176.71 x 139.60 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 89.8° vinstri frá lóðréttu

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480 nmVLT Survey Telescope
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625 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
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z=0.3 H-Alpha, NB
852 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM

 

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