The IC2944 image below shows all these dramatic events in
breathtaking details. Bright young stars, which radiation pushes gas
into walls and trunk, dark silhouettes of globules with possible
proto-stars in their centers, from which new stars (possibly with
planetary systems) can emerge.
This false-color image was captured through Hα, OIII and SII narrow-band filters by G4-16000 camera
on the TEC160 refractor in Chile (see the www.cielaustral.com) by Laurent Bourgon, Jean-Claude
Canonne, Nicolas Outters, Philippe Bernhard and Didier Chaplain. Total
exposure time was 101 hours.
The same IC2944 image as above, but this time in real (red, green
and blue) colors. Image needed much shorter exposure time, just little
over 5 hours. It shows less details, but on the other side gives a
hint how human eye could see colors of the objects above.