Star-forming region NGC 346

This new portrait of the bright star-forming region NGC 346, in which different wavelengths of light swirl together like watercolours, reveals new information about how stars form. NGC 346 is located 210,000 light-years away in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a neighbouring dwarf galaxy of the Milky Way. The image is based on data from ESA XMM-Newton (X-rays; blue), ESO's New Technology Telescope (visible light; green), and NASA's Spitzer (infrared; red). The infrared light shows cold dust, while the visible light denotes glowing gas, and the X-rays represent very hot gas. Ordinary stars appear as blue spots with white centres, while young stars enshrouded in dust appear as red spots with white centres.

Crediti:

ESO/ESA/ JPL-Caltech/NASA/ D. Gouliermis (MPIA) et al.

A proposito dell'immagine

Identificazione:eso0834a
Tipo:Osservazione
Data di pubblicazione:08 Ottobre 2008
Notizie relative:eso0834
Dimensione:2106 x 1989 px

A proposito delll'oggetto

Nome:NGC 346
Tipo:Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distanza:200000 Anni luce
Constellation:Tucana
Categoria:Nebulae

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Coordinate

Position (RA):0 59 17.90
Position (Dec):-72° 10' 47.98"
Field of view:6.99 x 6.60 arcminutes
Orientazione:Il Nord è a 8.3° a destra della verticale

Colori e filtri

BandaLunghezza d'ondaTelescopio
Raggi X
Soft X-ray
0.00059 nmESA XMM-Newton
EPIC
Ottico
V
New Technology Telescope
EFOSC2
Infrarosso
Mid-IR
8.0 μm Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC (Spitzer)

 

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