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Antares and Rho Ophiuchi

auteur: R.Gendler/J.Misti/ S.Mazlin/Novapix

référence: a-neb98-00003

Image Size 300 DPI: 53 * 41 cm

View of the region surrounding the bright triple star Rho Ophiuchus (top, in the blue cloud). This star-forming region is located at about 520 light years in Scorpius constellation. The area is highlighted by the bright star Antares (bottom left), a red supergiant 40,000 times more luminous than our sun.

Keywords for this photo:

2006 - ACT05 - ACT260110 - ANTARES - ASTRONOMY - DARK NEBULA - EMISSION NEBULA - GLOBULAR CLUSTER - IC 4605 - M4 - M80 - MOLECULAR CLOUD - NEBULA - NGC 6121 - NGC 6144 - OPHIUCHUS - POSTER - RED SUPERGIANT - REFLECTION NEBULA - RHO OPHIUCHI - SCORPIUS - SIGMA SCORPII - STAR - STAR CLUSTER - SUPERGIANT -