New Hubble view of the Lagoon Nebula

This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the Lagoon Nebula, an object with a deceptively tranquil name. The region is filled with intense winds from hot stars, churning funnels of gas, and energetic star formation, all embedded within an intricate haze of gas and pitch-dark dust.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, J. Trauger (Jet Propulson Laboratory)

About the Image

Id:heic1517a
Type:Observation
Release date:30 July 2015, 15:00
Related releases:heic1517
Size:1273 x 1694 px

About the Object

Name:Lagoon Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Distance:4500 light years
Constellation:Sagittarius
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 3 40.44
Position (Dec):-24° 22' 32.15"
Field of view:2.11 x 2.81 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 55.6° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
487 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC2
Optical
V
547 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V + H-Alpha
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
H-Alpha
656 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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