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NGC 3576
Emission Nebula (散光星雲)
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別名 (Other names)

ESO 129-EN5 with N 3579

星座 (Constellation)
りゅうこつ座 (Car) (Carina)

距離 (Distance)
6,000光年 (6,000 light-years)

NGC 3576 is an emission nebula located 6,000 light years from the Earth in the constellation Carina.

NGC 3576 (Emission Nebula) : Picture

NGC 3576 Nebula
NGC 3576 Nebula
(C) Ken Crawford (Rancho Del Sol Observatory), Macedon Ranges Observatory
An intriguing and beautiful nebula, NGC 3576 drifts through the Sagittarius arm of our spiral Milky Way Galaxy. Within the region, episodes of star formation are thought to contribute to the complex and suggestive shapes. Powerful winds from the nebula's embedded, young, massive stars shape the looping filaments. The dramatic false-color image also highlights the contributions of hydrogen, sulfur, and oxygen, energized by intense ultraviolet radiation, to the nebular glow. But the glow also silhouettes dense clouds of dust and gas. For example, the two condensing dark clouds near the top of the picture offer potential sites for the formation of new stars. NGC 3576 itself is about 100 light-years across and 9,000 light-years away in the southern constellation of Carina, not far on the sky from the famous Eta Carinae Nebula. Near the left edge of the picture is NGC 3603, a much larger but more distant star forming region.

NGC 3576
NGC 3576 Nebula
(C) Ken Crawford (Rancho Del Sol Observatory), Macedon Ranges Observatory
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