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.

Telif:

ESO

Görüntü Hakkında

Kimlik:eso1705a
Tür:Gözlem
Yayın tarihi:01 Şubat 2017 12:00
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso1705
Boyut:49511 x 39114 px

Nesne Hakkında

Adı:Cat's Paw Nebula, Lobster Nebula
Tür:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Constellation:Scorpius
Kategori:Nebulae

Görüntü Türleri

Baskı JPEG
4,3 MB

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426,9 KB
1280x1024
652,0 KB
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895,7 KB
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1018,5 KB
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1,3 MB

Koordinatlar

Position (RA):17 22 55.46
Position (Dec):-34° 57' 44.25"
Field of view:176.71 x 139.60 arcminutes
Yönelim:Kuzey yönü 89.8° sol derece kadar dik konumdan sapma göstermektedir

Renkler & Filtreler

BantDalgaboyuTeleskop
Optik
g
480 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Kırmızı ötesi
r
625 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Optik
z=0.3 H-Alpha, NB
852 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM

 

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