The Fried Egg Nebula in the constellation of Scorpius

This chart shows the location of the rare yellow hypergiant star IRAS 17163-3907 within the constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion). This map shows most of the stars visible to the unaided eye under good conditions and the location of the star itself is marked with a red circle. Although this object appears very bright in the infrared sky it is faint in visible light and hard to find in the very rich star-fields of the centre of the Milky Way.


ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

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Data de divulgação:28 de Setembro de 2011 às 12:00
Notícias relacionadas:eso1136
Tamanho:3338 x 4205 px

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Nome:IRAS 17163-3907, Scorpius Constellation
Tipo:Milky Way : Star : Type : Exotic
Milky Way : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation
Distância:13000 anos-luz

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