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Infrared/visible crossfade of the Monoceros R2 star-forming region

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This video fades back and forth between views of the stellar nursery Monoceros R2 in visible and infrared light. The visible-light view was created from digitised photographs through red and blue filters forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS) and the new infrared view comes from the VISTA telescope at Paranal. 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.

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

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About the Video

Id:eso1039b
Release date:6 October 2010, 12:00
Related releases:eso1039
Duration:51s

About the Object

Name:Monoceros R2
Type:• X - Nebulae

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