The Vela C Region
The Vela C region, part of the Vela complex, by ESAs Herschel space observatory. The image demonstrates Herschels ability to trace both high- and low-mass star formation at a range of evolutionary stages, from cool filaments, pre-stellar cores and protostars to more evolved regions containing dust that has been gently heated by hot stars.
The image was mapped using Herschel instruments PACS and SPIRE at wavelengths of 70, 160, and 250 microns, corresponding to the blue, green and red channels, respectively. North is to the right and east is up.
- July 9, 2012
- ESA/PACS & SPIRE Consortia, T. Hill, F. Motte, Laboratoire AIM Paris-Saclay, CEA/IRFU CNRS/INSU Uni. Paris Diderot, HOBYS Key Programme Consortium
- Vela C
- Subject | Milky Way
- Nebula Type Star Formation
- Lightyears 2,300
|Telescope||Spectral Band||Color Assigment||Wavelength|
|Herschel (PACS)||Infrared||Blue||70.0 µm|
|Herschel (PACS)||Infrared||Green||160.0 µm|
|Herschel (SPIRE)||Millimeter||Red||250.0 µm|