The star-forming cloud RCW 34 in the constellation of Vela

This chart shows the constellation of Vela (The Sails) in the southern skies. All stars visible to the naked eye on a clear dark night are shown and the position of the star-forming cloud RCW 34 is marked. The glow is hard to see in small telescopes although the brighter stars in this rich field can be easily spotted.


ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

About the Image

Release date:27 May 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1521
Size:3338 x 3433 px

About the Object

Name:RCW 34
Type:Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation

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