Stellar Nursery Blooms into View

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eso_eso1740a December 13th, 2017

Credit: ESO

The OmegaCAM imager on ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope has captured this glittering view of the stellar nursery called Sharpless 29. Many astronomical phenomena can be seen in this giant image, including cosmic dust and gas clouds that reflect, absorb, and re-emit the light of hot young stars within the nebula.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1740a/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Sharpless 29
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Appearance > Emission > H II Region
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 18h 9m 40.4s
DEC = -24° 1’ 29.6”
Orientation
North is 90.0° CCW
Field of View
1.0 x 0.9 degrees
Constellation
Sagittarius

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red VST (OmegaCAM) Optical (Redshifted H Alpha +NII) 852.0 nm
Red VST (OmegaCAM) Optical (i) 770.0 nm
Green VST (OmegaCAM) Optical (r) 625.0 nm
Blue VST (OmegaCAM) Optical (g) 480.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Red
Green
Blue
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ID
eso1740a
Subject Category
B.4.2.1.1  
Subject Name
Sharpless 29
Credits
ESO
Release Date
2017-12-13T12:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1740a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
VLT Survey Telescope, VLT Survey Telescope, VLT Survey Telescope, VLT Survey Telescope
Instrument
OmegaCAM, OmegaCAM, OmegaCAM, OmegaCAM
Color Assignment
Red, Red, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
Redshifted H Alpha +NII, i, r, g
Central Wavelength
852, 770, 625, 480
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
272.418394741, -24.0248878908
Reference Dimension
17603.0, 14731.0
Reference Pixel
8801.5, 7365.5
Scale
-5.9491736072e-05, 5.9491736072e-05
Rotation
89.960000000000022
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1740a
Metadata Date
2017-12-11T16:28:21+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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