Chamaeleon Infrared Nebula

This ethereal image, captured from Chile by the international Gemini Observatory, a Program of NSF's NOIRLab, looks as delicate as a butterfly’s wing. It is, however, a structure known as the Chamaeleon Infrared Nebula, which is located near the center of the even larger Chamaeleon I dark cloud, one of the nearest star-forming regions in our Milky Way.

Credit:

International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA 
Acknowledgments: Image processing: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage/NSF’s NOIRLab), J. Miller (Gemini Observatory/NSF’s NOIRLab), M. Zamani (NSF’s NOIRLab) & D. de Martin (NSF’s NOIRLab)

About the Image

Id:noirlab2129a
Type:Observation
Release date:Dec. 7, 2021, 1:04 p.m.
Related releases:noirlab2129
Size:2088 x 1802 px

About the Object

Name:Cha IR Nebula
Constellation:Chamaeleon
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 8 38.42
Position (Dec):-77° 43' 46.60"
Field of view:5.58 x 4.82 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 14.1° right of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWave-lengthTele-scope
Optical
G
475 nmGemini South
GMOS-S
Optical
R
630 nmGemini South
GMOS-S
Optical
H-alpha
656 nmGemini South
GMOS-S
Optical
I
780 nmGemini South
GMOS-S