Setting the dark on fire

A new image from the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope in Chile shows a beautiful view of clouds of cosmic dust in the region of Orion. While these dense interstellar clouds seem dark and obscured in visible-light observations, APEX’s LABOCA camera can detect the heat glow of the dust and reveal the hiding places where new stars are being formed. The image shows the region around the reflection nebula NGC 1999 in visible light, with the APEX observations overlaid in brilliant orange tones that seem to set the dark clouds on fire.

Autorska prava:

ESO/APEX (MPIfR/ESO/OSO)/T. Stanke et al./Digitized Sky Survey 2

O slici

Id:eso1304a
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:23. januar 2013. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1304
Veličina:2115 x 2648 px

O objektu

Naziv:NGC 1999, OMC
Tip:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Udaljenost:1500 svetlosnih godina
Constellation:Orion
Kategorija:Nebulae

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Koordinate

Position (RA):5 36 24.99
Position (Dec):-6° 42' 43.19"
Field of view:35.50 x 44.45 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 0.2°desno od vertikale

Boje i flteri

OpsegTalasna dužinaTeleskop
Optički
O
440 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
N/A
Optički
B
480 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
N/A
Optički
E
650 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
N/A
Milimetar
Submillimetre
870 μmAtacama Pathfinder Experiment
Optički
R
680 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
N/A
Infracrveni
I
800 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
N/A