Extreme star cluster bursts into life (ground-based image)

A wide-field image in the region of NGC 3603 taken on the ground by the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The glowing clouds of hydrogen gas (seen here in orange) compose a vast emission nebula. The field of view is approximately 2.6 x 2.8 degrees.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and the Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)

About the Image

Id:heic0715c
Type:Observation
Release date:2 October 2007, 15:00
Related releases:heic0715
Size:9529 x 10212 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 3603
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Distance:20000 light years
Constellation:Carina

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 14 50.49
Position (Dec):-61° 16' 21.51"
Field of view:160.19 x 171.67 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.3° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
DSS
Infrared
I
DSS

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