Wide-field view of the Rho Ophiuchi star-forming region in visible light

This wide-field view shows the star-forming region Rho Ophiuchi in the constellation of Ophiuchus (The Serpent Bearer), as seen in visible light. This view was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso1248e
Type:Observation
Release date:30 November 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1248
Size:17597 x 19686 px

About the Object

Name:ISO-Oph 102
Type:• Milky Way : Star
• X - Stars
Distance:400 light years
Constellation:Scorpius

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Coordinates

Position (RA):16 30 53.11
Position (Dec):-25° 15' 14.35"
Field of view:295.90 x 331.03 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.4° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

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Digitized Sky Survey 2

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