Gone with the wind

M1-67 is the youngest wind-nebula around a Wolf-Rayet star, called WR124, in our Galaxy. These Wolf-Rayet stars start their lives with dozens of times the mass of our Sun, but loose most of it through a powerful wind, which is ultimately responsible for the formation of the nebula.

Ten years ago, Hubble Space Telescope observations revealed a wealth of small knots and substructures inside the nebula. The same team, led by Cédric Foellmi (ESO), has now used ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) to watch how these structures have evolved and what they can teach us about stellar winds, their chemistry, and how they mix with the surrounding interstellar medium, before the star will eventually blow everything away in a fiery supernova explosion.

The image is based on FORS1 data obtained by the Paranal Science team with the VLT through 2 wide (B and V) and 3 narrow-band filters.

Припис:

ESO

Про зображення

ID:wr124
Тип:Спостереження
Дата релізу [date]:03 грудня 2009 р. 23:20
Розмір:3135 x 2679 px

Про об’єкт

Назва:WR124
Тип:Milky Way : Star : Type : Wolf-Rayet
Milky Way : Nebula
Відстань:10000 світлових років
Constellation:Sagitta
Категорія:Nebulae
Stars

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Координати

Position (RA):19 11 30.92
Position (Dec):16° 51' 37.95"
Field of view:3.29 x 2.81 arcminutes
Орієнтація:Північ на 0.2° ліва від вертикалі

Кольори та фільтри

ДіапазонТелескоп
Оптичний
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Оптичний
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1