Wide-field view of the sky around the red giant star L2 Puppis

This image shows the region of sky in the southern constellation of Puppis surrounding the red giant star L2 Puppis. This rich area of the Milky Way includes glowing red clouds of hydrogen as well as some dusty clouds known as cometary globules. This picture was assembled from images in the Digitized Sky Survey 2.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

About the Image

Id:eso1523d
Type:Observation
Release date:10 June 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1523
Size:9984 x 9379 px

About the Object

Name:L2 Puppis
Type:Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable
Constellation:Puppis
Category:Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):7 13 32.74
Position (Dec):-44° 38' 27.22"
Field of view:167.99 x 157.81 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 2.0° left of vertical

 

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