Infrared/visible light comparison view of the Helix Nebula

This comparison shows a new view of the Helix Nebula acquired with the VISTA telescope in infrared light (left) and the more familiar view in visible light from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (right). The infrared vision of VISTA reveals strands of cold nebular gas that are mostly obscured in visible light images of the Helix.

Credit:

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

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso1205d
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:19 januari 2012 12:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso1205
Grootte:5224 x 2522 px

Over het object

Naam:Helix Nebula, NGC 7293
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Afstand:700 lichtjaren
Categorie:Nebulae

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