The smoky pink core of the Omega Nebula

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eso_eso1201a January 4th, 2012

Credit: ESO

This image of the Omega Nebula (Messier 17), captured by ESO's Very Large Telescope(VLT), is one of the sharpest of this object ever taken from the ground. It shows the dusty, rosycentral parts of the famous star-forming region in fine detail.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1201a/

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
Messier 17 Omega Nebula
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula » Type » Star Formation
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 18h 20m 25.9s
DEC = -16° 10’ 37.6”
Orientation
North is 30.0° CW
Field of View
7.2 x 7.4 arcminutes
Constellation
Sagittarius

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Very Large Telescope (FORS2) Optical (B) -
Arrow_left_green Very Large Telescope (FORS2) Optical (V) -
Arrow_left_red Very Large Telescope (FORS2) Optical (R) -
Arrow_left_red Very Large Telescope (FORS2) Optical (H-alpha) -
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ID
eso1201a
Subject Category
B.4.1.2  
Subject Name
Messier 17, Omega Nebula
Credits
ESO
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1201a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope
Instrument
FORS2, FORS2, FORS2, FORS2
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
B, V, R, H-alpha
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
275.108102, -16.177118
Reference Dimension
1280.0, 1320.0
Reference Pixel
1295.65377687, 1151.24191427
Scale
-9.375929e-05, 9.375929e-05
Rotation
-30.0415377409
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
World Coordinate System resolved using PinpointWCS 0.9.2 revision 218+ by the Chandra X-ray Center
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
eso1201a
Metadata Date
2011-12-20T14:07:48+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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