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

Kilde:

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

Om bildet

ID:eso0840a
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:11. november 2008
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso0840
Størrelse:1872 x 2348 px

Om objektet

Navn:RCW120
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Avstand:4500 lysår
Constellation:Scorpius
Kategori:Nebulae

Mounted Image

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Koordinater

Position (RA):17 12 24.03
Position (Dec):-38° 28' 11.49"
Field of view:31.40 x 39.38 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 1.8° til høyre for vertikalen

Farger og filtre

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

 

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