Star formation region Lupus 3

Eso_eso1804a_1024

eso_eso1804a January 31st, 2018

Credit: ESO/R. Colombari

A dark cloud of cosmic dust snakes across this spectacular wide field image, illuminated by the brilliant light of new stars. This dense cloud is a star-forming region called Lupus 3, where dazzlingly hot stars are born from collapsing masses of gas and dust. This image was created from images taken using the VLT Survey Telescope and the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope and is the most detailed image taken so far of this region.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1804a/

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
Lupus 3
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Type > Star Formation
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 16h 8m 31.0s
DEC = -39° 5’ 5.3”
Orientation
North is 0.6° CCW
Field of View
1.5 x 1.0 degrees
Constellation
Scorpius

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Luminosity MPG-2.2m (WFI) Optical (R) 651.0 nm
Green DSS2 (None) Optical (B) 467.5 nm
Blue DSS2 (None) Optical (B) 467.5 nm
Red DSS2 (None) Optical (R) 660.0 nm
Green DSS2 (None) Optical (R) 660.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Luminosity
Green
Blue
Red
Green
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ID
eso1804a
Subject Category
B.4.1.2  
Subject Name
Lupus 3
Credits
ESO/R. Colombari
Release Date
2018-01-31T12:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1804a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Instrument
WFI, None, None, None, None
Color Assignment
Luminosity, Green, Blue, Red, Green
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
R, B, B, R, R
Central Wavelength
651, 467.5, 467.5, 660, 660
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
242.129324203, -39.0848047607
Reference Dimension
18000.0, 11360.0
Reference Pixel
9000.0, 5680.0
Scale
-8.38961008334e-05, 8.38961008334e-05
Rotation
0.61999999999999988
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
eso1804a
Metadata Date
2017-11-10T13:59:14+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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