Wide-field view of the area of NGC 6357

Part of the constellation Scorpius centred on NGC 6357 which has star cluster Pismis 24 in its centre. This image is a colour composite taken by the Digitized Sky Survey (DSS), the field of view is 3.8x3.3 degrees.

Credit:

Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble), the ESA/ESO/NASA Photoshop FITS Liberator & Digitized Sky Survey 2

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About the Image

Id:eso1226c
Type:Observation
Release date:20 June 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1309, eso1226
Size:13445 x 11645 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 6357, Pismis 24
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae
Distance:8000 light years
Constellation:Scorpius

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Coordinates

Position (RA):17 26 28.86
Position (Dec):-34° 12' 0.26"
Field of view:225.70 x 195.48 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 22.9° right of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrared
I
Digitized Sky Survey 2

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