Nebula around star HD 161840

Nebula around star HD 161840

R620/0197 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 41.9MB

Downloadable file size: 6.3MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Star HD 161840 and emission nebula RCW 134. True- colour optical image of the star HD 161840 with the emission nebula RCW 134 (pink, upper centre) in the constellation Scorpius. Emission nebulae are huge clouds of interstellar gas and dust which emit light due to ionisation of their hydrogen gas by radiation from hot young stars embedded in them. This image was produced by digitally combining photographs taken by the UK Schmidt Telescope in blue and red light.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: astronomy, cosmology, emission nebula, hd 161840, nebula, rcw 134, science, star, stellar, uk schmidt telescope imagery, united kingdom

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.