February – The star-forming Cat’s Paw Nebula through ArTeMiS’s eyes

This image of the star formation region NGC 6334 is one of the first scientific images from the ArTeMiS instrument on APEX.

The picture shows the glow detected at a wavelength of 0.35 millimetres coming from dense clouds of interstellar dust grains. The new observations from ArTeMiS show up in orange and have been superimposed on a view of the same region taken in near-infrared light by ESO’s VISTA survey telescope at Paranal.

Të drejtat:

ArTeMiS team/Ph. André, M. Hennemann, V. Revéret et al./ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA
Acknowledgement: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

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