The Rho Ophiuchi star formation region in the constellation of Ophiuchus

This wide-field view shows a spectacular region of dark and bright clouds, forming part of a region of star formation in the constellation of Ophiuchus (The Serpent Bearer). This picture was created from images in the Digitized Sky Survey 2.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso1604d
Type:Observation
Release date:3 February 2016, 12:00
Related releases:eso1732, eso1718, eso1604
Size:4500 x 4500 px

About the Object

Name:Rho Ophiuchi
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Dark
Constellation:Ophiuchus
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):16 27 6.43
Position (Dec):-24° 41' 46.69"
Field of view:157.67 x 157.67 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
XJ+S
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
F+R+XJ+S
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
F+R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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