The Prawn Nebula IC 4628 in the constellation of Scorpius

This chart shows the prominent constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion). Most of the stars that can be seen in a dark sky with the unaided eye are marked. The location of the star formation region called the Prawn Nebula (IC 4628) is indicated with a red circle. This cloud appears large but is very faint and cannot be seen visually with a small telescope.


ESO, IAU and Sky and Telescope

About the Image

Release date:18 September 2013, 12:00
Related releases:eso1535, eso1340
Size:3338 x 4278 px

About the Object

Name:IC 4628
Type:Milky Way : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation
Distance:6000 light years

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