Glowing stellar nurseries*

Colour composite image of RCW120. It reveals how an expanding bubble of ionised gas about ten light-years across is causing the surrounding material to collapse into dense clumps where new stars are then formed. The 870-micron submillimetre-wavelength data were taken with the LABOCA camera on the 12-m Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope. Here, the submillimetre emission is shown as the blue clouds surrounding the reddish glow of the ionised gas (shown with data from the SuperCosmos H-alpha survey). The image also contains data from the Second Generation Digitized Sky Survey (I-band shown in blue, R-band shown in red).

This image is available as a mounted image in the ESOshop

Källa:

ESO/APEX/DSS2/ SuperCosmos/ Deharveng(LAM)/ Zavagno(LAM)

Om bilden

ID:eso0840a
Typ:Observation
Publiceringsdatum:11 november 2008
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso0840
Storlek:1872 x 2348 px

Om objektet

Namn:RCW120
Typ:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Avstånd:4500 ljusår
Constellation:Scorpius
Kategori:Nebulae

Mounted Image

Bildformat

Originalstorlek
10,2 MB
Stor jpeg
2,3 MB
Skärmstor jpeg
700,5 kB

Skrivbordsunderlägg

1024x768
512,4 kB
1280x1024
807,2 kB
1600x1200
1,1 MB
1920x1200
1,2 MB
2048x1536
1,6 MB

Koordinater

Position (RA):17 12 24.03
Position (Dec):-38° 28' 11.49"
Field of view:31.40 x 39.38 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord är 1.8° höger om lodrätt

Färger och filter

BandVåglängdTeleskop
Synligt ljus
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
N/A
Millimetervågor
Submillimetre
870 μmAtacama Pathfinder Experiment
LABOCA
Synligt ljus
Pseudogreen (R+I)
Digitized Sky Survey 2
N/A
Synligt ljus
R
Other
N/A
Synligt ljus
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
N/A

 

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