The Cat’s Paw and Lobster Nebulae

This spectacular image from the VLT Survey Telescope shows the Cat’s Paw Nebula (NGC 6334, upper right) and the Lobster Nebula (NGC 6357, lower left). These dramatic objects are regions of active star formation where the hot young stars are causing the surrounding hydrogen gas to glow red. The very rich field of view also includes dark clouds of dust. With around two billion pixels this is one of the largest images ever released by ESO. A zoomable version of this giant image is available here.

Note that the circular features in the image around bright stars are not real, they are due to reflections within the optics of the telescope and camera.

Autorska prava:

ESO

O slici

Id:eso1705a
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:1. februar 2017. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1705
Veličina:49511 x 39114 px

O objektu

Naziv:Cat's Paw Nebula, Lobster Nebula
Tip:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Constellation:Scorpius
Kategorija:Nebulae

Formati slika

JPEG izdanje
4,3 MB

Zumiranje


Wallpapers

1024x768
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1280x1024
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2048x1536
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Koordinate

Position (RA):17 22 55.46
Position (Dec):-34° 57' 44.25"
Field of view:176.71 x 139.60 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 89.8°levo od vertikale

Boje i flteri

OpsegTalasna dužinaTeleskop
Optički
g
480 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Infracrveni
r
625 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Optički
z=0.3 H-Alpha, NB
852 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM

 

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