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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Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

Om bilden

ID:eso1101a
Typ:Observation
Publiceringsdatum:5 januari 2011 12:00
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso1101
Storlek:5990 x 2659 px

Om objektet

Namn:Lagoon Nebula, M 8, Messier 8
Typ:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Avstånd:5000 ljusår
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 är 29.3° höger om lodrätt

 

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