Part of the Coalsack Nebula

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eso_eso1539a October 14th, 2015

Credit: ESO

This image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope shows part of the huge cloud of dust and gas known as the Coalsack Nebula. The dust in this nebula absorbs and scatters the light from background stars.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1539a/

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
Coalsack Nebula
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Appearance > Dark > Molecular Cloud
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 12h 31m 24.4s
DEC = -63° 45’ 35.2”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
34.0 x 37.7 arcminutes
Constellation
Crux

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (V) -
Arrow_left_green MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (Rc) -
Arrow_left_red MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Infrared (I) -
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ID
eso1539a
Subject Category
B.4.2.3.1  
Subject Name
Coalsack Nebula
Credits
ESO
Release Date
2015-10-14T12:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1539a/
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
Instrument
WFI, WFI, WFI
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Infrared
Bandpass
V, Rc, I
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
187.851745208, -63.7597650184
Reference Dimension
8574.0, 9506.0
Reference Pixel
4287.0, 4753.0
Scale
-6.61245357909e-05, 6.61245357909e-05
Rotation
-0
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
eso1539a
Metadata Date
2015-08-28T09:28:22+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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