Zoom-in to Bernes 149 and Lupus 3

The massive, star-forming interstellar cloud Lupus 3 is captured with the 570-megapixel US Department of Energy-fabricated Dark Energy Camera at NSF’s NOIRLab’s Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. The dazzling central region of this sprawling cloud reveals a pair of infant stars bursting from their natal cocoons of dust and gas to illuminate the reflection nebula known as Bernes 149. These contrasting regions make this object a prime target of research on star formation.


CTIO/NOIRLab/DOE/NSF/AURA/ T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage/NSF’s NOIRLab)

Image Processing: D. de Martin & M. Zamani (NSF’s NOIRLab)

Music: Zero-project - Through the Looking Glass (zero-project.gr)

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Release date:May 18, 2023, 8:39 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2313
Duration:59 s
Frame rate:29.97

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