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Infrared-visual crossfade, centre of the Milky Way (Annotated)

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Starting with a visible light view of a small region close to the centre of our Milky Way, created from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 images, we gradually fade into the VISTA infrared view of the same area of sky. Huge numbers of previously unseen red stars appear as the effects of the dust are reduced.


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

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Release date:11 December 2009, 11:30
Related releases:eso0949

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Type:• X - Galaxies


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