Comparison of VISTA image of NGC 6357 with a visible light image

This image compares infrared and visible views of the Lobster Nebula (NGC 6357). The visible light image (left) was created from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 images. The new infrared image (right) was taken with the VISTA telescope at ESO's Paranal Observatory. In the infrared, the dust that obscures many stars becomes nearly transparent, revealing a whole host of new stars that are otherwise invisible.

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ESO/VVV Survey/Digitized Sky Survey 2/D. Minniti. Acknowledgement: Ignacio Toledo

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Kimlik:eso1309d
Tür:Kolaj
Yayın tarihi:20 Şubat 2013 12:00
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Boyut:3704 x 1863 px

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Adı:NGC 6357
Tür:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Uzaklık:8000 ışık yılı
Kategori:Nebulae

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