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An infrared/visible light comparison of views of the Helix Nebula

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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.

Credit:

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

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About the Video

Id:eso1205b
Release date:19 January 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1205
Duration:26s

About the Object

Name:Helix Nebula, NGC 7293
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
• X - Nebulae

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