Infrared view of the Lagoon Nebula

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esahubble_heic1808b April 19th, 2018

Credit: NASA, ESA, STScI

To celebrate its 28th anniversary in space the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope took this amazing and colourful image of the Lagoon Nebula. Using its infrared capabilities, the telescope was able to peer through the thick clouds of dust and gas. The most obvious difference between Hubbles infrared and visible images of this region is the abundance of stars that fill the field of view in the infrared. Most of them are more distant, background stars located behind the nebula. However, some of them are young stars within the Lagoon Nebula itself.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1808b/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Lagoon Nebula
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Type > Star Formation
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 18h 3m 39.4s
DEC = -24° 22’ 49.7”
Orientation
North is 45.1° CW
Field of View
3.2 x 4.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Sagittarius

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Orange Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (H) 1.6 µm
Cyan Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (J) 1.3 µm
Spectrum_base
Orange
Cyan
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ID
heic1808b
Subject Category
B.4.1.2  
Subject Name
Lagoon Nebula
Credits
NASA, ESA, STScI
Release Date
2018-04-19T16:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1808b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFC3, WFC3
Color Assignment
Orange, Cyan
Band
Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
H, J
Central Wavelength
1600, 1250
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
270.914274, -24.3804761056
Reference Dimension
4782.0, 6028.0
Reference Pixel
2391.0, 3014.5
Scale
-1.11254067198e-05, 1.11254067198e-05
Rotation
-45.119999999999948
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.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
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic1808b
Metadata Date
2018-04-16T17:35:04+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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