Wide-field view of the star-forming region around the Herbig-Haro object HH 46/47

This wide-field view shows a rich region of dust clouds and star formation in the southern constellation of Vela. Close to the centre of the picture the jets of the Herbig-Haro object HH 46/47 can be seen emerging from a dark cloud in which infant stars are being born (to zoom in use the zoomable version of this image).

This view was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso1336d
Type:Observation
Release date:20 August 2013, 16:00
Related releases:eso1336
Size:10685 x 10714 px

About the Object

Name:HH 46, HH 47
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Outflow
Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distance:1400 light years
Constellation:Vela
Category:Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):8 25 43.92
Position (Dec):-51° 0' 27.38"
Field of view:179.53 x 180.02 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.0° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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