Nebula around star cluster RCW 38

The wider region surrounding the star cluster RCW 38, located about 5,500 light years away in the direction of the constellation Vela (the Sails). RCW 38 is an "embedded" cluster, in that the nascent cloud of dust and gas still envelops its stars. There, young, titanic stars bombard fledgling suns and planets with powerful winds and large amount of light, helped in their devastating task by short- lived, massive stars that explode as supernovae. In some cases, this energetic onslaught cooks away the matter that may eventually form new planetary systems. Scientists think that our own Solar System emerged from such a dramatic environment.

This image was obtained with the Wide Field Imager instrument on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at La Silla, using data collected through four filters (B, V, R and H-alpha). The field of view is 30 arcminutes.

Предоставлено:

ESO

Об изображении

ID:eso0929c
Тип:Наблюдение
Дата выпуска релиза [date]:19 августа 2009 г.
Связанные релизы:eso0929
Размер:8426 x 8332 px

Об объекте

Название:RCW 38
Тип:Solar System : Star : Grouping : Cluster
Milky Way : Nebula
Расстояние:5500 световых лет
Constellation:Vela
Категория:Nebulae
Star Clusters

Форматы изображений


Масштаб


Обои

1024x768
337,1 КБ
1280x1024
521,5 КБ
1600x1200
704,8 КБ
1920x1200
790,5 КБ
2048x1536
1,0 МБ

Координаты

Position (RA):8 59 47.23
Position (Dec):-47° 31' 57.27"
Field of view:33.43 x 33.05 arcminutes
Ориентация:Север на 0.0° справа от вертикали

Цвета и фильтры

ДиапазонТелескоп
Оптический
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Оптический
Pseudogreen (B+R)
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Оптический
H-alpha
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Оптический
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

Также смотрите наши