Gallery

You can take a tour of the RACS sky using the virtual tour:

RACS Virtual Tour
RACS Virtual Tour

Alternatively, we have included a few notable sources that can be seen in RACS data here.

The Tornado Nebula is situated within the Galactic Plane and is situated close to the Galactic Centre. The shape of this source is quite unique and has been the subject of controversy since it was first discovered in 1970.

The Tornado

The Tarantula Nebula is part of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and is approximately 160,000 light years from Earth. It is the most active star-burst region in the Local Group of galaxies.

Tarantula Nebula

The Orion Nebula (also known as Messier 42 or M42) is a massive star-formation region. In optical, it is one of the brightest nebulae and is visible to the naked eye. In radio it is also quite bright and diffuse.

Orion Nebula (M42)

The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (also known as Messier 83 or M83) is a prominent starburst galaxy.

Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (M83)

Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (M83)

More specific categories of objects seen in RACS can be found under the Gallery menu.