VISTA views the Trifid and reveals hidden variable stars (wider field view)

This extract from the VISTA VVV survey of the central parts of the Milky Way shows the famous Trifid Nebula at the bottom. It appears as faint and ghostly at these infrared wavelengths when compared to the familiar view at visible wavelengths. This transparency has brought its own benefits — many previously hidden background objects can now be seen clearly. Among these are two newly discovered Cepheid variable stars, the first ever spotted on the far side of the galaxy near its central plane.

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ESO/VVV consortium/D. Minniti

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1504e
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Shk 4, 2015, 12:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1504
Përmasat:15543 x 12667 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:M 20, Messier 20, Trifid Nebula
Tipi:Milky Way : Nebula
Constellation:Sagittarius
Kategori:Nebulae

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):18 0 26.26
Position (Dec):-23° 1' 10.87"
Field of view:88.31 x 71.97 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 60.2° majtas vertikales

 

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