The dark cloud Lupus 4

The Wide Field Imager (WFI) on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile captured this view of dark cloud Lupus 4 blotting out background stars. Lupus 4 is a dense pocket of gas and dust where new stars are expected to form. The cloud is located about 400 light-years away from Earth, on the border between the constellations of Lupus (The Wolf) and Norma (The Carpenter's Square).

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1427a
Type:Observation
Release date:3 September 2014, 12:00
Related releases:eso1427
Size:15603 x 15840 px

About the Object

Name:Lupus 4
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Dark
Constellation:Lupus
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):16 1 31.89
Position (Dec):-41° 54' 7.44"
Field of view:61.85 x 62.79 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

 

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