Setting the dark on fire

A new image from the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope in Chile shows a beautiful view of clouds of cosmic dust in the region of Orion. While these dense interstellar clouds seem dark and obscured in visible-light observations, APEX’s LABOCA camera can detect the heat glow of the dust and reveal the hiding places where new stars are being formed. The image shows the region around the reflection nebula NGC 1999 in visible light, with the APEX observations overlaid in brilliant orange tones that seem to set the dark clouds on fire.

Të drejtat:

ESO/APEX (MPIfR/ESO/OSO)/T. Stanke et al./Digitized Sky Survey 2

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1304a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Jan 23, 2013, 12:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1304
Përmasat:2115 x 2648 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:NGC 1999, OMC
Tipi:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distanca:1500 vite dritë
Constellation:Orion
Kategori:Nebulae

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):5 36 24.99
Position (Dec):-6° 42' 43.19"
Field of view:35.50 x 44.45 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.2° djathtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Optik
O
440 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
N/A
Optik
B
480 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
N/A
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E
650 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
N/A
Milimetër
Submillimetre
870 μmAtacama Pathfinder Experiment
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680 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
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800 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
N/A