NGC 3576

Eso_eso0817b_500

eso_eso0817b May 27th, 2008

Credit: ESO

Located 9,000 light-years away, NGC 3576 is a gigantic region of glowing gas about 100 light-years across, where stars are currently forming. The intense radiation and winds from the massive stars are shredding the clouds from which they form, creating dramatic scenery. The black area in the right middle part of the image is dark because of the presence of very dense, opaque clouds of gas and dust. The data used to make this colour-composite images were taken with ISAAC on the VLT, in the framework of observing proposal 079.C-0203(A). The image processing was done by Yuri Beletsky (ESO) and Hnnes Heyer (ESO). It is based on data taken through 4 different narrow-band filters centred around 1.21, 1.71, 2.09 and 3.28 microns.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0817b/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Document
Object Name
NGC 3576
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula » Type » Star Formation
Eso_eso0817b_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 11h 11m 53.1s
DEC = -61° 18’ 11.7”
Orientation
North is 90.2° CW
Field of View
2.6 x 2.7 arcminutes
Constellation
Carina

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Very Large Telescope (ISAAC) Infrared (1210) -
Arrow_left_green Very Large Telescope (ISAAC) Infrared (1710) -
Arrow_left_red Very Large Telescope (ISAAC) Infrared (2090) -
Eso_eso0817b_1280
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ID
eso0817b
Subject Category
B.4.1.2  
Subject Name
NGC 3576
Credits
ESO
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0817b/
Type
Document
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Distance in light years from: http://iopscience.iop.org/0067-0049/153/2/501/pdf/59809.web.pdf
Facility
Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope
Instrument
ISAAC, ISAAC, ISAAC
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
1210, 1710, 2090
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
167.971436388, -61.303251216
Reference Dimension
1039.0, 1105.0
Reference Pixel
477.222345429, 517.445157465
Scale
-4.11834159772e-05, 4.1327336798e-05
Rotation
-90.1753875446116
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
The source image needs to flip vertically!
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
eso0817b
Metadata Date
2009-01-20T11:37:48+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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