VISTA’s infrared view of the Cat’s Paw Nebula*

Infrared view of the Cat’s Paw Nebula (NGC 6334) taken by VISTA. NGC 6334 is a vast region of star formation about 5500 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Scorpius. The whole gas cloud is about 50 light-years across. NGC 6334 is one of the most active nurseries of young massive stars in our galaxy, some nearly ten times the mass of our Sun and most born in the last few million years. The images were taken through Y, J and Ks filters (shown as blue, green and red respectively) and the exposure time was five minutes per filter. The field of view is about one degree across.

 

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ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA
Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

Om bildet

ID:eso1017a
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:21. april 2010 12:00
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso1017
Størrelse:12502 x 12502 px

Om objektet

Navn:Cat's Paw Nebula, NGC 6334
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Avstand:5500 lysår
Constellation:Scorpius
Kategori:Nebulae

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Koordinater

Position (RA):17 19 58.02
Position (Dec):-35° 57' 47.06"
Field of view:71.04 x 71.04 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 31.3° til høyre for vertikalen

 

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