Comparisons between parts of the Messier 78 region in visible and infrared light

These comparison cutouts show how differently parts of this rich star-forming complex in Orion appear at different wavelengths. In the infrared images from the VISTA telescope (lower row) the dust is much more transparent than in the visible light pictures from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (upper row).


ESO/Igor Chekalin

About the Image

Release date:5 October 2016, 12:00
Related releases:eso1635
Size:5116 x 3804 px

About the Object

Name:M 78, Messier 78
Type:Solar System : Nebula : Type : Star Formation

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