IC 2944 (ground-based image)

Ground-based image of the busy star-forming region, IC 2944, located in the Southern Cross constellation.

Credit:

Copyright Anglo-Australian Observatory, Photograph by David Malin

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0201d
Type:Observation
Release date:3 January 2002, 06:00
Size:766 x 600 px

About the Object

Name:IC 2944, Lan Cen Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Dark : Bok Globule
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:6500 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
U
385 nm Other
Optical
B
495 nm Other
Optical
R
610 nm Other

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