Infrared/visible comparison of an extract from the VISTA Orion Nebula image

The left-hand panel shows a dusty region of the Orion Nebula in visible light. On the right the VISTA infrared view is shown. By observing infrared light many new features appear, including many young stars and their outflows. These strange features are of great interest to astronomers studying the birth and youth of stars.

Credit:

ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA & R. Gendler. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso1006d
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:10 februari 2010 12:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso1006
Grootte:3936 x 3016 px

Over het object

Naam:Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Afstand:1400 lichtjaren
Categorie:Nebulae

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Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
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Noten: VISTA data relates to the right image. Optical image by Rob Gendler.

 

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