SIMBA image of the infrared source IRAS 17175-3544

This intensity-coded, false-colour SIMBA image is centered on the infrared source IRAS 17175-3544 and covers the well-known high-mass star formation complex NGC 6334, at a distance of 5500 light-years. The southern bright source is an ultra-compact region of ionized hydrogen ("HII region") created by a star or several stars already formed. The northern bright source has not yet developed an HII region and may be a star or a cluster of stars that are presently forming. A remarkable, narrow, linear dust filament extends over the image; it was known to exist before, but the SIMBA image now shows it to a much larger extent and much more clearly. This and the following images cover an area of about 15 arcmin x 6 arcmin on the sky and have a pixel size of 8 arcsec.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0131a
Type:Observation
Release date:30 August 2001
Related releases:eso0131
Size:800 x 1009 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 17175-3544, NGC 6334
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
• X - Nebulae
Distance:5500 light years

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Millimeter1.2 mmSwedish–ESO Submillimetre Telescope
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