VISTA's infrared view of the Lagoon Nebula (Messier 8)

This new infrared view of the star formation region Messier 8, often called the Lagoon Nebula, was captured by the VISTA telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile. This colour picture was created from images taken through J, H and Ks near-infrared filters, and which were acquired as part of a huge survey of the central parts of the Milky Way. The field of view is about 34 by 15 arcminutes.

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ESO/VVV
Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

Om bildet

ID:eso1101a
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:5. januar 2011 12:00
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso1101
Størrelse:5990 x 2659 px

Om objektet

Navn:Lagoon Nebula, M 8, Messier 8
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Avstand:5000 lysår
Constellation:Sagittarius
Kategori:Nebulae

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Koordinater

Position (RA):18 3 42.09
Position (Dec):-24° 25' 7.43"
Field of view:34.03 x 15.11 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 29.3° til høyre for vertikalen

 

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