An infrared/visible light comparison of views of the Helix Nebula
This video compares a new view of the Helix Nebula acquired with the VISTA telescope in infrared light with the more familiar view in visible light from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory. The infrared vision of VISTA reveals strands of cold nebular gas that are mostly obscured in visible light images of the Helix.
Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit
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|Release date:||19 January 2012, 12:00|