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.

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ESO

Über das Bild

ID:eso1705a
Typ:Beobachtung
Veröffentlichungsdatum:1. Februar 2017 12:00
Dazugehörige Veröffentlichungen:eso1705
Größe:49511 x 39114 px

Über das Objekt

Name:Cat's Paw Nebula, Lobster Nebula
Typ:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Constellation:Scorpius
Kategorie:Nebulae

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Koordinaten

Position (RA):17 22 55.46
Position (Dec):-34° 57' 44.25"
Field of view:176.71 x 139.60 arcminutes
Orientierung:Die Nordrichtung liegt 89.8° links zur Vertikale

Farben & Filter

SpektralbereichWellenlängeTeleskop
Optisch
g
480 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Infrarot
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625 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Optisch
z=0.3 H-Alpha, NB
852 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM

 

Siehe auch