Poster: The RCW 108 Star-Forming Region (Infrared View)

This poster shows a unique, wide-field infrared view of the region around IRAS 16362-4845, an emission nebula that shines by its own light. It is situated within a dark cloud in a Milky Way region (the "RCW 108 complex") at a distance of about 4,000 light-years in the direction of the Southern constellation of Ara (the Altar). The dark cloud is seen silhouetted against the rich background of stars in the Milky Way, whose light is blocked by the dust particles in the cloud. The photo is based on approx. 600 individual exposures with the SOFI instrument at the 3.58-m ESO New Technology Telescope (NTT).

This poster is available from ESOshop on heavy paper in format 59 x 71 cm

The full resolution image used in this poster can be viewed and downloaded here.

This Printed Poster is not available for sale.



About the PrintedPoster

Release date:9 September 2010, 22:47
Dimensions:59 cm (W) x 71 cm (H)
Pixel Size:1245 x 1500 px
Resolution:75 dpi


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