Part of the Coalsack Nebula

This image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope shows part of the huge cloud of dust and gas known as the Coalsack Nebula. The dust in this nebula absorbs and scatters the light from background stars.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1539a
Type:Observation
Release date:14 October 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1539
Size:8574 x 9506 px

About the Object

Name:Coalsack Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Dark : Molecular Cloud
Distance:600 light years
Constellation:Crux
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 31 24.42
Position (Dec):-63° 45' 35.15"
Field of view:34.02 x 37.71 arcminutes
Orientation:North is -0.0° left of vertical

 

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