Setting the Dark on Fire (pan)

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 video pans over 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.

Forrás:

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

About the Video

Id:eso1304b
Közzététel napja:2013. január 23. 12.00
Related releases:eso1304
Időtartam:56 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Név:NGC 1999, OMC
Típus:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Category:Nebulae

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