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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ESO/VVV
Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso1101a
Type:Observation
Date de publication:5 janvier 2011 12:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1101
Taille:5990 x 2659 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:Lagoon Nebula, M 8, Messier 8
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distance:5000 années lumière
Constellation:Sagittarius
Catégorie:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 3 42.09
Position (Dec):-24° 25' 7.43"
Field of view:34.03 x 15.11 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 29.3° right of vertical

 

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