The VST captures three spectacular nebulae in one image (annotated)

Two of the sky’s more famous residents share the stage with a lesser-known neighbour in this enormous three gigapixel image from ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope (VST). On the right lies the faint, glowing cloud of gas called Sharpless 2-54, the iconic Eagle Nebula (Messier 16) is in the centre, and the Omega Nebula (Messier 17) to the left. This cosmic trio makes up just a portion of a vast complex of gas and dust within which new stars are springing to life and illuminating their surroundings.

This finding chart does not show all the glory of this picture — the full-resolution version without annotations is available here.

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ESO

O slici

Id:eso1719d
Tip:Kolaž
Datum objavljivanja:14. jun 2017. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1719
Veličina:11629 x 4427 px

O objektu

Naziv:Eagle Nebula, M 16, M 17, Messier 16, Messier 17, Omega Nebula, Swan Nebula
Tip:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Kategorija:Nebulae

Formati slika

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30,1 MB
JPEG izdanje
3,5 MB

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