Glowing stellar nurseries*

Colour composite image of RCW120. It reveals how an expanding bubble of ionised gas about ten light-years across is causing the surrounding material to collapse into dense clumps where new stars are then formed. The 870-micron submillimetre-wavelength data were taken with the LABOCA camera on the 12-m Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope. Here, the submillimetre emission is shown as the blue clouds surrounding the reddish glow of the ionised gas (shown with data from the SuperCosmos H-alpha survey). The image also contains data from the Second Generation Digitized Sky Survey (I-band shown in blue, R-band shown in red).

This image is available as a mounted image in the ESOshop

Credit:

ESO/APEX/DSS2/ SuperCosmos/ Deharveng(LAM)/ Zavagno(LAM)

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0840a
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:11 november 2008
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0840
Grootte:1872 x 2348 px

Over het object

Naam:RCW120
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Afstand:4500 lichtjaren
Constellation:Scorpius
Categorie:Nebulae

Mounted Image

Afbeeldingstypen

Grote JPEG
2,3 MB

Achtergrond

1024x768
512,4 KB
1280x1024
807,2 KB
1600x1200
1,1 MB
1920x1200
1,2 MB
2048x1536
1,6 MB

Coordinates

Position (RA):17 12 24.03
Position (Dec):-38° 28' 11.49"
Field of view:31.40 x 39.38 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.8° right of vertical

Kleuren & filters

BandGolflengteTelescoop
Optisch
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
N/A
Millimeter
Submillimetre
870 μmAtacama Pathfinder Experiment
LABOCA
Optisch
Pseudogreen (R+I)
Digitized Sky Survey 2
N/A
Optisch
R
Other
N/A
Optisch
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
N/A

 

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