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.

Crédit:

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

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso1006d
Type:Observation
Date de publication:10 février 2010 12:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1006
Taille:3936 x 3016 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distance:1400 années lumière
Catégorie:Nebulae

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JPEG taille écran
151,2 Kio

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Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
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Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
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Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM

Notes: VISTA data relates to the right image. Optical image by Rob Gendler.

 

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