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.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

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

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Auðkenni:eso0949h
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Des 11, 2009, 11:30 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso0949
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Nafn:Flame Nebula, NGC 2024
Tegund:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Fjarlægð:1500 ljósár
Flokkur:Nebulae

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Litir og síur

TíðnisviðBylgjulengdSjónauki
Innrautt
J
1.25 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Sýnilegt
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Innrautt
H
1.65 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Innrautt
Ks
2.15 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Sýnilegt
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

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