Mounted image 135: The Lagoon Nebula of Sagittarius

The Lagoon Nebula in the constellation of Sagittarius comes to vivid life, thanks to the 67-million-pixel Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. The image covers an area eight times larger than that of the full Moon, and shows the nebula’s young, hot stars lighting up the gas and dust around them.




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Release date:20 April 2012, 14:00
Dimensions:60 cm (W) x 40.2 cm (H) x 1 cm (D)
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