Infrared/visible comparison of the VISTA Tarantula Nebula image

The left-hand panel shows the region around the TarantulaNebula in visible light. Most of the light from the spectacular clouds comes from hydrogen gas glowing under the fierce ultraviolet glare from the central hot young stars. This visible light image was obtained with Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.

On the right VISTA’s new infrared view is shown. By observing in infrared light a subtly different view of the nebula is revealed. As the infrared wavelengths can pass through the obscuring clouds of interstellar dust more easily than visible light, the VISTA image reveals the stars at the centres of the nebulae more clearly.

Предоставлено:

ESO/M.-R. Cioni/VISTA Magellanic Cloud Survey. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

Об изображении

ID:eso1033d
Тип:Наблюдение
Дата выпуска релиза [date]:11 августа 2010 г. 12:00
Связанные релизы:eso1033
Размер:4386 x 2182 px

Об объекте

Название:30 Doradus, NGC 2070
Тип:Local Universe : Nebula
Расстояние:170000 световых лет
Категория:Nebulae

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846,1 КБ
1600x1200
1,2 МБ
1920x1200
1,5 МБ
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2,1 МБ

Цвета и фильтры

ДиапазонТелескоп
Инфракрасный
Y
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Инфракрасный
J
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Оптический
V
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Оптический
Oiii
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Инфракрасный
K
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Оптический
H-alpha
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM

Примечания: VISTA data refers to the right image, WFI data to the left image.

 

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