Infrared/visible light comparison of views of a stellar nursery in Monoceros

This image compares infrared and visible views of the Monoceros R2 star-forming region. The visible light image (left) was created from digitised photographs through red and blue filters forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The new infrared image (right) was taken with the VISTA telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory. 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.

Bildnachweis:

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

Über das Bild

ID:eso1039b
Typ:Beobachtung
Veröffentlichungsdatum:6. Oktober 2010 12:00
Dazugehörige Veröffentlichungen:eso1039
Größe:7128 x 3078 px

Über das Objekt

Name:Monoceros R2
Typ:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Entfernung:2700 Lichtjahre
Kategorie:Nebulae

Bildformate

Großes JPEG
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Farben & Filter

SpektralbereichTeleskop
Infrarot
H
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Optisch
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrarot
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Optisch
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

Endnoten: Right image relates to DSS data. Left image relates to VISTA data.

 

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