December 2012 — VISTA’s infrared view of the Lagoon Nebula (Messier 8)

Calendar Dec 2012

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.

Credit:

ESO/VVV
Acknowledgement: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

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