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.

Crédito:

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

Sobre a imagem

Id:eso1039b
Tipo:Observação
Data de divulgação:6 de Outubro de 2010 às 12:00
Notícias relacionadas:eso1039
Tamanho:7128 x 3078 px

Sobre o objeto

Nome:Monoceros R2
Tipo:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Distância:2700 anos-luz
Categoria:Nebulae

Formatos de imagens

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Cores e filtros

BandaTelescópio
Infravermelho
H
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Óptico
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infravermelho
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Óptico
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

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

 

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