Head of Column No. 4 in Eagle Nebula

Enlarged view of the head of Column 4 in the Eagle Nebula. This column is similar to the more familiar ones, but thus far less impacted by the massive stars in NGC6611. The two red nebulosities in the head signpost one or more young stars so deeply embedded that they cannot be seen directly in the VLT infrared image, only indirectly as they illuminate dust around them. One of these sources is thought to be the origin of the Herbig-Haro object HH216 seen in ESO Press Photo eso0142a and ESO Press Photo eso0142b.

Technical information: The region shown measures 1.9 x 2.8 light-years (0.6 x 0.9 pc). The intensity scalings have been adjusted to better show the young stars embedded in the head of each column. North is up and East left.

Crédit:

ESO/M.McCaughrean & M.Andersen (AIP)

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso0142e
Type:Observation
Date de publication:20 décembre 2001
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso0142
Taille:791 x 598 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:Eagle Nebula, Messier 16
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster
Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distance:7000 années lumière
Constellation:Serpens Cauda
Catégorie:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 18 59.40
Position (Dec):-13° 52' 50.52"
Field of view:1.00 x 0.75 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical

Couleurs & filtres

DomaineLongueur d'ondeTélescope
Infrarouge
J
1.2 μmVery Large Telescope
ISAAC
Infrarouge
H
1.65 μmVery Large Telescope
ISAAC
Infrarouge
K
2.16 μmVery Large Telescope
ISAAC