The Gum 29 nebula

Marked in the image is a double stellar system. The two stars have masses of 82 and 83 times that of our Sun and rotate around each other in approximately 3.7 days. They are amongst the most massive stars known to astronomers.

Credit:

ESO

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0837b
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:21 oktober 2008
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0837
Grootte:1060 x 1105 px

Over het object

Naam:Gum 29
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Afstand:25000 lichtjaren
Constellation:Carina
Categorie:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):10 24 14.63
Position (Dec):-57° 46' 58.42"
Field of view:4.21 x 4.39 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° left of vertical

 

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