VST image of the star-forming region Messier 17

The first released VST image shows the spectacular star-forming region Messier 17, also known as the Omega Nebula or the Swan Nebula, as it has never been seen before. This vast region of gas, dust and hot young stars lies in the heart of the Milky Way in the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer). The VST field of view is so large that the entire nebula, including its fainter outer parts, is captured — and retains its superb sharpness across the entire image. The data were processed using the Astro-WISE software system developed by E.A. Valentijn and collaborators at Groningen and elsewhere.

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Telif:

ESO/INAF-VST/OmegaCAM. Acknowledgement: OmegaCen/Astro-WISE/Kapteyn Institute

Görüntü Hakkında

Kimlik:eso1119a
Tür:Gözlem
Yayın tarihi:08 Haziran 2011 12:00
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso1119
Boyut:16017 x 16017 px

Nesne Hakkında

Adı:M 17, Messier 17
Tür:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Uzaklık:5500 ışık yılı
Constellation:Sagittarius
Kategori:Nebulae

Mounted Image

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Koordinatlar

Position (RA):18 20 58.67
Position (Dec):-16° 8' 51.97"
Field of view:53.40 x 53.40 arcminutes
Yönelim:Kuzey yönü 0.1° sağ derece kadar dik konumdan sapma göstermektedir

Renkler & Filtreler

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VLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
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VLT Survey Telescope
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