Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Star-Forming Region around HH 46/47

Star-Forming Region around HH 46/47
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This wide-field view shows a rich region of dust clouds and star formation in the southern constellation of Vela. Close to the center of the picture the jets of the Herbig-Haro object HH 46/47 can be seen emerging from a dark cloud in which infant stars are being born (to zoom in use the zoomable version of this image). This view was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2.
Image Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2
Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin
Image enhancement: Jean-Baptiste Faure

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