VISTA’s infrared view of the Cat’s Paw Nebula*

Infrared view of the Cat’s Paw Nebula (NGC 6334) taken by VISTA. NGC 6334 is a vast region of star formation about 5500 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Scorpius. The whole gas cloud is about 50 light-years across. NGC 6334 is one of the most active nurseries of young massive stars in our galaxy, some nearly ten times the mass of our Sun and most born in the last few million years. The images were taken through Y, J and Ks filters (shown as blue, green and red respectively) and the exposure time was five minutes per filter. The field of view is about one degree across.

 

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ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA
Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

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Tür:Gözlem
Yayın tarihi:21 Nisan 2010 12:00
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Adı:Cat's Paw Nebula, NGC 6334
Tür:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Uzaklık:5500 ışık yılı
Constellation:Scorpius
Kategori:Nebulae

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Position (RA):17 19 58.02
Position (Dec):-35° 57' 47.06"
Field of view:71.04 x 71.04 arcminutes
Yönelim:Kuzey yönü 31.3° sağ derece kadar dik konumdan sapma göstermektedir

 

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