Mounted image 117: VISTA's infrared view of the Orion Nebula
A wide-field view of the star-forming region in the Orion Nebula, lying about 1400 light-years from Earth, taken with the VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile. The telescope’s huge field of view allows the whole nebula and its surroundings to be imaged in a single picture. VISTA’s infrared vision means that it can peer deep into the normally hidden dusty regions and reveal the young stars buried there.
Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit