Close-up of the drama of star formation

This very detailed enhanced-colour image from ESO’s Very Large Telescope shows the dramatic effects of very young stars on the dust and gas from which they were born in the star-forming region NGC 6729. The baby stars are invisible in this picture, being hidden behind dust clouds at the upper left of the picture, but material they are ejecting is crashing into the surroundings at speeds of that can be as high as one million kilometres per hour. This picture was taken by the FORS1 instrument and records the scene in the light of glowing hydrogen and sulphur.

Kilde:

ESO/Sergey Stepanenko

Om bildet

ID:eso1109a
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:16. mars 2011 12:00
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso1109
Størrelse:2139 x 2140 px

Om objektet

Navn:NGC 6729
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Avstand:400 lysår
Constellation:Corona Australis
Kategori:Nebulae
Stars

Mounted Image

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Koordinater

Position (RA):19 1 34.25
Position (Dec):-37° 0' 19.50"
Field of view:7.18 x 7.19 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 0.0° til høyre for vertikalen

Farger og filtre

BåndTeleskop
Optisk
SII
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optisk
H-alpha
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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