Zooming in on the Star Formation Region NGC 6559

May 6, 2013

This zoom starts with a broad view of the Milky Way. We head in towards the centre, where stars and the pink regions marking star formation nurseries are concentrated. We see the huge gas cloud of the Lagoon Nebula (Messier 8) but finally settle on the smaller nebula NGC 6559. The colourful closing image comes from the Danish 1.54-metre telescope located at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.

Credit: ESO/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org)/S. Guisard

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