About the Image
- Digital Sky Survey
About the Object
- Mountains of Creation • W5
- Nebula > Type > Star Formation
- 7,000 Light Years
- Position (J2000)
- RA = 3h 1m 25.1s
- Dec = 60° 34' 54.5"
- Field of View
- 34.8 x 25.9 arcminutes
- North is 84.2° left of vertical
Visible Light Image of W5
This is a visible-light picture of the region dubbed the "Mountains of Creation."The visible-light image is from California Institute of Technology's Digitized Sky Survey, where B-band data has been mapped to cyan, and R-band data has been mapped to red.
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