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.

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

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Auðkenni:eso1205d
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Jan 19, 2012, 12:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1205
Stærð:5224 x 2522 px

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Nafn:Helix Nebula, NGC 7293
Tegund:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Fjarlægð:700 ljósár
Flokkur:Nebulae

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