Close-up of the drama of star formation (annotated)

This very detailed image of the star-forming region NGC 6729 from ESO’s Very Large Telescope shows the dramatic effects of very young stars on the dust and gas from which they were born. The baby stars are invisible in this picture, being hidden behind dust clouds at the upper left of the picture, but material they are ejecting is crashing into the surroundings at speeds of that can be as high as one million kilometres per hour. This picture shows the probable directions of the ejected material and indicates the positions of the Herbig-Haro objects (marked as HH) where ejected material is creating glowing shockwaves.

Crediti:

ESO/Sergey Stepanenko

A proposito dell'immagine

Identificazione:eso1109c
Tipo:Osservazione
Data di pubblicazione:Mercoledì 16 Marzo 2011 12:00
Notizie relative:eso1109
Dimensione:2139 x 2140 px

A proposito delll'oggetto

Nome:Herbig–Haro object, NGC 6729
Tipo:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Distanza:400 Anni luce
Constellation:Corona Australis
Categoria:Nebulae
Stars

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Position (RA):19 1 34.25
Position (Dec):-37° 0' 19.50"
Field of view:7.18 x 7.19 arcminutes
Orientazione:Il Nord è a 0.0° a destra della verticale

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Ottico
SII
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Ottico
H-alpha
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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