An infrared/visible comparison view of Messier 83

This image is a comparison of the view of the galaxy Messier 83 in visible and infrared light. The visible light image (right) was taken with the Wide Field Imager on the 2.2-metre MPG/ESO telescope at La Silla in Chile. The new infrared image (left) was taken with the HAWK-I instrument on the VLT at ESO’s Paranal Observatory. 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.

Bildnachweis:

ESO/M. Gieles.
Acknowledgement: Mischa Schirmer

Über das Bild

ID:eso1020c
Typ:Beobachtung
Veröffentlichungsdatum:19. Mai 2010 12:00
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Über das Objekt

Name:Messier 83
Typ:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Entfernung:15 Million Lichtjahre
Kategorie:Galaxies

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Farben & Filter

SpektralbereichTeleskop
Infrarot
J
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Optisch
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Infrarot
H
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Optisch
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Infrarot
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Optisch
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

Endnoten: WFI optical data refers to the right image, Hawk-I data refers to the left image.

 

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