木星与烟斗星云
影像来源与版权:Alain Maury, Jean-Marc Mari

说明:目前位在银河繁星和星云前方的明亮木星,于夜空中大放光芒。在这幅银河中心的彩色望远镜影像里,它无比明亮的身影出现在顶端。在这片宽约20度的星场里,还可见到以星光为衬托底的LDN1773之剪影。LDN1773由于轮廓形似烟斗的斗柄和斗钵壁,因此拥有烟斗星云的令名。本身是蛇夫座暗星云复合体的成员,距离我们约450光年的烟斗星云,内部的致密气体和尘埃核,正在塌缩形成恒星。将在6月12日运行到冲(在天空与太阳反向)位置的木星,离我们大约只有36光分。夜空暗星云的爱好者,或许不难认出位在木星晕光左下方的蛇形星云。(Pipe Nebula 烟斗星云;Snake Nebula 蛇形星云)
翻译:“每日一天文图”成大物理分站

The Planet and the Pipe
Image Credit & Copyright: Alain Maury, Jean-Marc Mari

Explanation: Now posing against our galaxy’s rich starfields and nebulae, brilliant planet Jupiter shines in the night sky. Its almost overwhelming glow is near the top of the frame in this colorful telephoto portrait of the central Milky Way. Spanning about 20 degrees on the sky, the scene includes the silhouette of LDN 1773 against the starlight, also know by the popular moniker the Pipe Nebula for its apparent outline of stem and bowl. The Pipe Nebula is part of the galaxy’s Ophiuchus dark cloud complex. Located at a distance of about 450 light-years, dense cores of gas and dust within are collapsing to form stars. Approaching its opposition, opposite the Sun in the sky on June 10, Jupiter is only about 36 light-minutes from planet Earth. Fans of dark markings on the sky can probably spot the Snake Nebula below and left of Jupiter’s glare.
Astronomy Picture of the Day 06/07/2019