The R Coronae Australis region imaged with the Wide Field Imager at La Silla*

The nearby star-forming region around the star R Coronae Australis imaged by the Wide Field Imager (WFI) on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. This picture, which covers a field of 33.7 x 31.9 arcminutes (about the diameter of the full Moon), is a combination of twelve CCD frames, 67 megapixels each, taken through B, V and R filters, with four exposures of five minutes each.

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About the Image

Id:eso1027a
Type:Observation
Release date:30 June 2010, 12:00
Related releases:eso1027
Related science announcements:sciann13047
Size:8795 x 8573 px

About the Object

Name:R Coronae Australis
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Distance:400 light years
Constellation:Corona Australis
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):19 1 53.72
Position (Dec):-36° 57' 9.47"
Field of view:34.87 x 33.99 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
456 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
V
539 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
R
651 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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