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The star formation region NGC 3324

The Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory has imaged a region of star formation called NGC 3324. The intense radiation from several of NGC 3324's massive, blue-white stars has carved out a cavity in the surrounding gas and dust. The ultraviolet radiation from these young hot stars also cause the gas cloud to glow in rich colours.

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About the Image

Id:eso1207a
Type:Observation
Release date:1 February 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1207
Size:6663 x 6663 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 3324
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae
Distance:7500 light years
Constellation:Carina

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Coordinates

Position (RA):10 37 16.88
Position (Dec):-58° 37' 47.52"
Field of view:26.43 x 26.43 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
550 nm MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
R
660 nm MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
OIII
501 nm MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
H-alpha
656 nm MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

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