Visible/infrared cross-fades of Messier 83

This video fades between the view of Messier 83 in visible light captured by the Wide Field Imager at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile and the new HAWK-I image taken in the infrared. In the infrared, the dust that obscures many stars becomes nearly transparent, making the spiral arms less dramatic but revealing a whole host of new stars that are otherwise invisible.

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Credit: ESO/M. Gieles
Acknowledgement: Mischa Schirmer

About the Video

Id:eso1020c
Release date:19 May 2010, 12:00
Related releases:eso1020
Duration:51 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:M 83, Messier 83, NGC 5236
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Category:Galaxies

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