370-million-pixel starscape of the Lagoon Nebula

The third image of ESO’s GigaGalaxy Zoom project is an amazing vista of the Lagoon Nebula taken with the 67-million-pixel Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. The image covers more than one and a half square degree — an area eight times larger than that of the Full Moon — with a total of about 370 million pixels. It is based on images acquired using three different broadband filters (B, V, R) and one narrow-band filter (H-alpha).

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Om bilden

ID:eso0936a
Typ:Observation
Publiceringsdatum:28 september 2009
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso0936
Storlek:23569 x 15784 px

Om objektet

Namn:Lagoon Nebula, NGC 6523
Typ:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Interstellar Medium
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Avstånd:5000 ljusår
Constellation:Sagittarius
Kategori:Nebulae

Mounted Image

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Skärmstor jpeg
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Koordinater

Position (RA):18 3 36.99
Position (Dec):-24° 23' 12.97"
Field of view:93.49 x 62.61 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord är 0.0° vänster om lodrätt

Färger och filter

BandVåglängdTeleskop
Synligt ljus
B
456 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Synligt ljus
V
539 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Synligt ljus
R
651 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Synligt ljus
H-alpha
658 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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