Infrared VISTA view of a stellar nursery in Monoceros*

This dramatic infrared image shows the nearby star formation region Monoceros R2, located some 2700 light-years away in the constellation of Monoceros (the Unicorn). The picture was created from exposures in the near infrared bands Y, J and Ks taken by the VISTA survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory. Monoceros R2 is an association of massive hot young stars illuminating a beautiful collection of reflection nebulae, embedded in a large molecular cloud.

This image is available as a mounted image in the ESOshop.

Kilde:

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

Om bildet

ID:eso1039a
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:6. oktober 2010 12:00
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso1039
Størrelse:10065 x 7942 px

Om objektet

Navn:Monoceros R2
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Avstand:2700 lysår
Constellation:Monoceros
Kategori:Nebulae
Stars

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Koordinater

Position (RA):6 7 46.68
Position (Dec):-6° 22' 58.65"
Field of view:57.24 x 45.17 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 0.1° til høyre for vertikalen

 

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