Cosmic dust clouds in Messier 78

This image of the region surrounding the reflection nebula Messier 78, just to the north of Orion’s belt, shows clouds of cosmic dust threaded through the nebula like a string of pearls. The submillimetre-wavelength observations, made with the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope and shown here in orange, use the heat glow of interstellar dust grains to show astronomers where new stars are being formed. They are overlaid on a view of the region in visible light.

Autorska prava:

ESO/APEX (MPIfR/ESO/OSO)/T. Stanke et al./Igor Chekalin/Digitized Sky Survey 2

O slici

Id:eso1219a
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:2. maj 2012. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1219
Veličina:2287 x 3493 px

O objektu

Naziv:M 78, Messier 78, NGC 2068
Tip:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Udaljenost:1400 svetlosnih godina
Constellation:Orion
Kategorija:Nebulae

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Koordinate

Position (RA):5 46 46.74
Position (Dec):0° 0' 49.61"
Field of view:38.39 x 58.64 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 0.0°levo od vertikale

Boje i flteri

OpsegTeleskop
OptičkiDigitized Sky Survey 2
MilimetarAtacama Pathfinder Experiment

 

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