Infrared Coronet Cluster
Sig07 018

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/L. Allen (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA) and the IRAC GTO Team

Observation • September 13th, 2007 • sig07-018


While perhaps not quite as well known as its star formation cousin of Orion, the Corona Australis region (containing, at its heart, the Coronet cluster) is one of the nearest and most active regions of ongoing star formation. The Spitzer image shows young stars plus diffuse emission from dust.

About the Object

Coronet Cluster
Star > Grouping > Cluster
Star > Evolutionary Stage > Young Stellar Object
Nebula > Type > Star Formation
Nebula > Appearance > Emission
424 Light Years

Color Mapping

Band Wavelength Telescope
Infrared 3.6 µm Spitzer IRAC
Infrared 4.5 µm Spitzer IRAC
Infrared 8.0 µm Spitzer IRAC


Position (J2000)
RA =19h 1m 47.6s
Dec = -36° 58' 32.8"
Field of View
16.9 x 16.9 arcminutes
North is 0.2° right of vertical