Infrared/visible light comparison of views of a stellar nursery in Monoceros

This image compares infrared and visible views of the Monoceros R2 star-forming region. The visible light image (left) was created from digitised photographs through red and blue filters forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The new infrared image (right) was taken with the VISTA telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory. In the infrared, the thick rich dust clouds that cover much of the image become nearly transparent and a whole host of young stars and associated outflows become apparent.

Credit:

ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

About the Image

Id:eso1039b
Type:Observation
Release date:6 October 2010, 12:00
Related releases:eso1039
Size:7128 x 3078 px

About the Object

Name:Monoceros R2
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
• X - Nebulae
Distance:2700 light years

Image Formats

Großes JPEG
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrared
H
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrared
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I

Notes: Right image relates to DSS data. Left image relates to VISTA data.

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