The VST captures three spectacular nebulae in one image

Two of the sky’s more famous residents share the stage with a lesser-known neighbour in this enormous three gigapixel image from ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope (VST). On the right lies the faint, glowing cloud of gas called Sharpless 2-54, the iconic Eagle Nebula (Messier 16) is in the centre, and the Omega Nebula (Messier 17) to the left. This cosmic trio makes up just a portion of a vast complex of gas and dust within which new stars are springing to life and illuminating their surroundings.

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Auðkenni:eso1719a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Jún 14, 2017, 12:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1719
Stærð:93031 x 35412 px

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Nafn:Eagle Nebula, M 16, M 17, Messier 16, Messier 17, Omega Nebula, Swan Nebula
Tegund:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Constellation:Serpens Cauda
Flokkur:Nebulae

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Position (RA):18 19 29.82
Position (Dec):-14° 6' 8.50"
Field of view:331.49 x 126.18 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 90.0° højre frá lóðréttu

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