2022年1月31日


这张特色图片显示了船底座大星云的北部,其中包括加布里埃拉西北星云以及其他星云和星团。请参阅说明以获取更多详细信息。

Carina Nebula North
Image Credit & Copyright:
Roberto Colombari

Explanation: The Great Carina Nebula is home to strange stars and iconic nebulas. Named for its home constellation, the huge star-forming region is larger and brighter than the Great Orion Nebula but less well known because it is so far south — and because so much of humanity lives so far north. The featured image shows in great detail the northern-most part of the Carina Nebula. Visible nebulas include the semi-circular filaments surrounding the active star Wolf-Rayet 23 (WR23) on the far left. Just left of center is the Gabriela Mistral Nebula consisting of an emission nebula of glowing gas (IC 2599) surrounding the small open cluster of stars (NGC 3324). Above the image center is the larger star cluster NGC 3293, while to its right is the relatively faint emission nebula designated Loden 153. The most famous occupant of the Carina Nebula, however, is not shown. Off the image to the lower right is the bright, erratic, and doomed star star known as Eta Carinae — a star once one of the brightest stars in the sky and now predicted to explode in a supernova sometime in the next few million years.

Tomorrow’s picture: moon date


船底座大星云的北缘
影像提供与版权:
Roberto Colombari

说明: 船底座大星云是许多怪异恒星和标志性星云的家园。这个因所在的星座而得名的庞大恒星形成区,比猎户大星云更大更亮,但声名反而较不显,因为它在南天的深处,而地球大部分的人口却住在北半球。这幅主题影像,极为细致的呈现船底座大星云的北缘区。在影像内诸多可见的星云之中,包括左缘环拱在活跃沃夫-瑞叶恒星23(WR23)周围的半圆形丝状云气。在中左方,有环拱在小疏散星团NGC 3324周围、名为“加夫列拉·米斯特拉尔星云(IC 2599)”的明亮发射星云。影像中上方的大星团为NGC 3293,其右方相对昏暗的发射星云为罗登153(Loden 153)。不过,船底大星云最著名的成员在视野之外。位在影像右下缘外头,命定要灭亡的恒星海山二,曾是地球最明亮的恒星之一,目前预测它会在接下来的数百万年里发生超新星爆炸。

明日的图片: moon date

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