The sky around reflection nebula IC 2631

A newly formed star lights up the surrounding cosmic clouds to create the blue reflection nebula IC 2631 at the centre of this striking panorama of gas and dust clouds in the southern constellation of Chameleon. This picture 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:eso1605c
Type:Observation
Release date:10 February 2016, 12:00
Related releases:eso1605
Size:11976 x 12240 px

About the Object

Type:Local Universe : Nebula
Constellation:Chamaeleon
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 5 32.54
Position (Dec):-76° 38' 33.87"
Field of view:203.56 x 208.04 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.1° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrared
I
Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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