The star cluster NGC 3572 and its dramatic surroundings

The Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile has captured the best image so far of the star cluster NGC 3572, a gathering of young stars, and its spectacular surroundings. This new image shows how the clouds of gas and dust around the cluster have been sculpted into whimsical bubbles, arcs and the odd features known as elephant trunks by the stellar winds flowing from the bright stars. The brightest of these cluster stars are heavier than the Sun and will end their short lives as supernova explosions.

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ESO/G. Beccari

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1347a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Nën 13, 2013, 12:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1347
Përmasat:7485 x 4930 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:NGC 3572
Tipi:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Constellation:Carina
Kategori:Star Clusters

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):11 10 23.09
Position (Dec):-60° 14' 53.10"
Field of view:29.79 x 19.62 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 179.8° djathtas vertikales

 

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