Visible/infrared comparison of the VISTA Flame Nebula image

The image on the left shows the Flame Nebula in visible light. The central regions are hidden behind the dramatic dark tongue of thick dust. This image was created from photographs taken through red and blue filters and forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. On the right is the VISTA infrared view of exactly the same region. The dust is far less prominent and the cluster of hot young stars at the object’s core is revealed. The field of view is about eighteen arcminutes across.

Предоставлено:

ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin

Об изображении

ID:eso0949h
Тип:Наблюдение
Дата выпуска релиза [date]:11 декабря 2009 г. 11:30
Связанные релизы:eso0949
Размер:3012 x 1551 px

Об объекте

Название:Flame Nebula, NGC 2024
Тип:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Расстояние:1500 световых лет
Категория:Nebulae

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Цвета и фильтры

ДиапазонДлина волныТелескоп
Инфракрасный
J
1.25 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Оптический
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Инфракрасный
H
1.65 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Инфракрасный
Ks
2.15 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Оптический
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

Примечания: The left image was taken during the Digital Sky Survey, the right is an image from VISTA.