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.

Crédit:

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

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso0949h
Type:Observation
Date de publication:11 décembre 2009 11:30
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso0949
Taille:3012 x 1551 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:Flame Nebula, NGC 2024
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distance:1500 années lumière
Catégorie:Nebulae

Image Formats

Grand JPEG
938,2 Kio
JPEG taille écran
132,6 Kio

Fonds d'écran

1024x768
217,5 Kio
1280x1024
334,9 Kio
1600x1200
465,1 Kio
1920x1200
558,0 Kio
2048x1536
703,5 Kio

Couleurs & filtres

DomaineLongueur d'ondeTélescope
Infrarouge
J
1.25 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Visible
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrarouge
H
1.65 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Infrarouge
Ks
2.15 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Visible
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

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