ESOshop: Poster: VISTA's infrared view of the Orion Nebula
This wide-field view of the Orion Nebula (Messier 42), lying about 1350 light-years from Earth, was taken with the VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile. The new telescope’s huge field of view allows the whole nebula and its surroundings to be imaged in a single picture and its infrared vision also means that it can peer deep into the normally hidden dusty regions and reveal the curious antics of the very active young stars buried there. More information about this image is available in the ESO image archive.
Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey UnitESO