The star-forming region around NGC 3603

The sky area shown in the NAOS-CONICA high-resolution image is indicated on an earlier image of a much larger area, obtained in 1999 with the ISAAC multi-mode instrument on VLT ANTU (ESO Press Release eso9946)

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0137d
Type:Observation
Release date:3 December 2001
Related releases:eso0137
Size:670 x 674 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 3603
Type:• X - Nebulae
• X - Stars
• X - Star Clusters
Distance:20000
Constellation:Carina

Image Formats

Fullsize Original
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Large JPEG
247.3 KB
Screensize JPEG
344.2 KB

Wallpapers

1024x768
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1280x1024
479.8 KB
1600x1200
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1920x1200
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2048x1536
807.7 KB

Coordinates

Position (RA):11 15 9.16
Position (Dec):-61° 16' 17.49"
Field of view:3.30 x 3.32 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
J
1.25 μmVery Large Telescope
ISAAC
Infrared
H
1.65 μmVery Large Telescope
ISAAC
Infrared
K
2.2 μmVery Large Telescope
ISAAC

 

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