Visible/infrared comparison of the VISTA Flame Nebula image

The image on the left shows the Flame Nebula in visible light. The central regions are hidden behind the dramatic dark tongue of thick dust. This image was created from photographs taken through red and blue filters and forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. On the right is the VISTA infrared view of exactly the same region. The dust is far less prominent and the cluster of hot young stars at the object’s core is revealed. The field of view is about eighteen arcminutes across.

Kilde:

ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin

Om billedet

Id:eso0949h
Type:Observation
Udgivelsesdato:11. december 2009 11:30
Relaterede pressemeddelelser:eso0949
Størrelse:3012 x 1551 px

Om objektet

Navn:Flame Nebula, NGC 2024
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Afstand:1500 lysår
Kategori:Nebulae

Billedformater

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Farver & filtre

BåndBølgelængdeTeleskop
Infrarød
J
1.25 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Optisk
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrarød
H
1.65 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Infrarød
Ks
2.15 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Optisk
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

Noter: The left image was taken during the Digital Sky Survey, the right is an image from VISTA.