Infrared/visible comparison of an extract from the VISTA Orion Nebula image

The left-hand panel shows a dusty region of the Orion Nebula in visible light. On the right the VISTA infrared view is shown. By observing infrared light many new features appear, including many young stars and their outflows. These strange features are of great interest to astronomers studying the birth and youth of stars.

Bildnachweis:

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

Über das Bild

ID:eso1006d
Typ:Beobachtung
Veröffentlichungsdatum:10. Februar 2010 12:00
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Über das Objekt

Name:Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Typ:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Entfernung:1400 Lichtjahre
Kategorie:Nebulae

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Farben & Filter

SpektralbereichTeleskop
Infrarot
Z
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Infrarot
J
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Infrarot
K
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM

Endnoten: VISTA data relates to the right image. Optical image by Rob Gendler.