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.

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

Om bilden

ID:eso1006d
Typ:Observation
Publiceringsdatum:10 februari 2010 12:00
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso1006
Storlek:3936 x 3016 px

Om objektet

Namn:Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Typ:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Avstånd:1400 ljusår
Kategori:Nebulae

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Färger och filter

BandTeleskop
Infrarött
Z
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Infrarött
J
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Infrarött
K
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM

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

 

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