An infrared/visible light comparison of views of the Helix Nebula

This video compares a new view of the Helix Nebula acquired with the VISTA telescope in infrared light with the more familiar view in visible light from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory. 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:eso1205b
Útgáfudagur:Jan 19, 2012, 12:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1205
Tímalengd:26 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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

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