Mounted image 121: Infrared VISTA view of a stellar nursery in Monoceros
This dramatic infrared image shows the nearby star formation region Monoceros R2, located some 2700 light-years away in the constellation of Monoceros (the Unicorn). The picture was created from exposures in the near infrared bands Y, J and Ks taken by the VISTA survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory. Monoceros R2 is an association of massive hot young stars illuminating a beautiful collection of reflection nebulae, embedded in a large molecular cloud.
This image is available as a mounted image in the ESOshop.Credit:
Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit
About the Mounted Image
|Release date:||23 March 2011, 15:44|
|Dimensions:||70 cm (W) x 63 cm (H)|
|Related archive image:||eso1039a|
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