The Rho Ophiuchi star formation region in the constellation of Ophiuchus

Eso_eso1604d_500

eso_eso1604d February 3rd, 2016

Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2 Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

This wide-field view shows a spectacular region of dark and bright clouds, forming part of a region of star formation in the constellation of Ophiuchus (The Serpent Bearer). This picture was created from images in the Digitized Sky Survey 2.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1604d/

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
Rho Ophiuchi
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula » Appearance » Emission
Nebula » Appearance » Dark
Nebula » Appearance » Reflection
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 16h 27m 6.4s
DEC = -24° 41’ 46.7”
Orientation
North is 1.0° CCW
Field of View
2.6 x 2.6 degrees
Constellation
Ophiuchus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_red Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (F+R) -
Arrow_left_green Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (F+R+XJ+S) -
Arrow_left_blue Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (XJ+S) -
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ID
eso1604d
Subject Category
B.4.2.1   B.4.2.3   B.4.2.2  
Subject Name
Rho Ophiuchi
Credits
ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2 Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1604d/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Instrument
None, None, None
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
F+R, F+R+XJ+S, XJ+S
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
246.77677456, -24.6963038249
Reference Dimension
4500.0, 4500.0
Reference Pixel
2250.0, 2250.0
Scale
-0.000583954778859, 0.000583954778859
Rotation
1.0400000000000005
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
eso1604d
Metadata Date
2016-01-29T09:40:05+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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