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.

Crediti:

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

Riguardo l'immagine

Identificazione:eso0949h
Tipo:Osservazione
Data di rilascio:Venerdì 11 Dicembre 2009 11:30
Notizie relative:eso0949
Grandezza:3012 x 1551 px

Riguardo all'oggetto

Nome:Flame Nebula, NGC 2024
Tipo:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distanza:1500 Anni luce
Categoria:Nebulae

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Colori e filtri

BandaLunghezza d'ondaTelescopio
Infrarosso
J
1.25 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Ottico
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrarosso
H
1.65 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Infrarosso
Ks
2.15 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Ottico
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

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