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.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

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

Um myndina

Auðkenni:eso0142e
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:20. desember 2001
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso0142
Stærð:791 x 598 px

Um fyrirbærið

Nafn:Eagle Nebula, Messier 16
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster
Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Fjarlægð:7000 ljósár
Constellation:Serpens Cauda
Flokkur:Nebulae

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Hnit

Position (RA):18 18 59.40
Position (Dec):-13° 52' 50.52"
Field of view:1.00 x 0.75 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.1° højre frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðBylgjulengdSjónauki
Innrautt
J
1.2 μmVery Large Telescope
ISAAC
Innrautt
H
1.65 μmVery Large Telescope
ISAAC
Innrautt
K
2.16 μmVery Large Telescope
ISAAC