Herschel image of the HII region RCW 120
Date: 06 May 2010
Depicts: HII region RCW 120
Copyright: ESA, PACS & SPIRE Consortia, A. Zavagno (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille) for the Herschel HOBYS and Evolution of Interstellar Dust Key Programmes
A Herschel image of the HII region RCW 120, highlighting the newly detected young stars at the borders of the ionising bubble. The massive protostar, with mass 8-10 times that of the Sun is visible on the lower edge of the bubble, to the right. This colour-composite image combines observations at wavelengths of 100 µm (blue; PACS), 160 µm (green; PACS) and 250 µm (red; SPIRE).
Last Update: 1 September 2019