The star-forming Cat’s Paw Nebula through ArTeMiS’s eyes

This image of the star formation region NGC 6334 is one of the first scientific images from the ArTeMiS instrument on APEX. The picture shows the glow detected at a wavelength of 0.35 millimetres coming from dense clouds of interstellar dust grains. The new observations from ArTeMiS show up in orange and have been superimposed on a view of the same region taken in near-infrared light by ESO’s VISTA telescope at Paranal.

Credit:

ArTeMiS team/Ph. André, M. Hennemann, V. Revéret et al./ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

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About the Image

Id:eso1341a
Type:Observation
Release date:25 September 2013, 12:00
Related releases:eso1341
Size:2402 x 2394 px

About the Object

Name:Cat's Paw Nebula, NGC 6334
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission
• X - Nebulae

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BandTelescope
Infrared
Y
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Infrared
J
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Infrared
H
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
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Atacama Pathfinder Experiment
ArTeMiS

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