Digitized Sky Survey Image of part of the Taurus Molecular Cloud

This image shows a wide-field view of part of the Taurus Molecular Cloud, about 450 light-years from Earth. Its relative closeness makes it an ideal place to study the formation of stars. Many dark clouds of obscuring dust are clearly visible against the background stars.

Credit:

Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin.

About the Image

Id:eso1209d
Type:Observation
Release date:15 February 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1209
Size:15913 x 8094 px

About the Object

Name:Barnard 211, Barnard 213
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Dark : Molecular Cloud
• X - Nebulae
Distance:450 light years
Constellation:Taurus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):4 24 47.74
Position (Dec):26° 56' 5.71"
Field of view:267.66 x 136.15 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
Pseudogreen (B+R)
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrared
I
Digitized Sky Survey 2

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