The RCW120 nebula

Colour-composite image of RCW120 as seen by the ATLASGAL survey. RCW 120 is a region where an expanding bubble of ionised gas about ten light-years across is causing the surrounding material to collapse into dense clumps that are the birthplaces of new stars.

In this image, the ATLASGAL submillimetre-wavelength data are shown in red, overlaid on a view of the region in infrared light, from the Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) in green and blue.

Credit:

ESO/APEX & MSX/IPAC/NASA

About the Image

Id:eso0924g
Type:Observation
Release date:1 July 2009
Related releases:eso0924
Size:600 x 600 px

About the Object

Name:RCW120
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
• X - Nebulae
Distance:4500 light years

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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared Other
Infrared Other
Millimeter
Submillimetre
870 μmAtacama Pathfinder Experiment
LABOCA

 

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