Bok Globule in the Carina Nebula

The prominent dark patches, in the central region and to the right of the image are a so called Bok globule: these are isolated and relatively small dark nebulae, containing dense dust and gas. These objects are still subjects of intense research as their structure and density remains somewhat a mystery.

Credit:

ESO/A. McLeod

About the Image

Id:eso1639g
Type:Observation
Release date:2 November 2016, 12:00
Related releases:eso1639
Size:1179 x 877 px

About the Object

Name:Carina Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Dark : Bok Globule
Constellation:Carina
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):10 43 56.82
Position (Dec):-59° 33' 35.19"
Field of view:3.93 x 2.92 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 180.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
OIII
500 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
H-Alpha
656 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
H-Beta
486 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
SII
673 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
SII
671 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
NII
658 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
SIII
906 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE

 

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