The Gum 29 nebula

Eso_eso0837a_500

eso_eso0837a October 21st, 2008

Credit: ESO

This image shows the amazing intricacies of the vast stellar nursery Gum 29. At its centre lies the cluster of young stars Westerlund 2. One object at the bottom of the cluster is in fact a system of two of most massive stars known to astronomers. The image is based on data obtained with the Wide Field Imager (WFI) camera attached to the 2.2-m Max-Planck/ESO telescope through four different filters (B, V, R, and H-alpha).

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0837a/

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
Gum 29
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula
Eso_eso0837a_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 10h 24m 14.6s
DEC = -57° 46’ 57.9”
Orientation
North is 0.3° CW
Field of View
32.7 x 32.9 arcminutes
Constellation
Carina

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (B) 451.0 nm
Arrow_left_green MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (V) 539.0 nm
Arrow_left_orange MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (R) 651.0 nm
Arrow_left_red MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (H-alpha) 658.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_orange
Arrow_top_red
Eso_eso0837a_1280
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ID
eso0837a
Subject Category
B.4  
Subject Name
Gum 29
Credits
ESO
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0837a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Instrument
WFI, WFI, WFI, WFI
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Orange, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
B, V, R, H-alpha
Central Wavelength
451, 539, 651, 658
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
156.060953, -57.782754
Reference Dimension
1280.0, 1288.0
Reference Pixel
630.711049492, 609.569308173
Scale
-0.00042617084, 0.00042617084
Rotation
-0.31328031146
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
eso0837a
Metadata Date
2008-10-21T14:14:54+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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