VISTA’s infrared view of the Lagoon Nebula (Messier 8)

This new infrared view of the star formation region Messier 8, often called the Lagoon Nebula, was captured by the VISTA telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile. This image is a wider version of eso1001a and was created from images taken through J, H and Ks near-infrared filters, It was acquired as part of a huge survey of the central parts of the Milky Way. The field of view is about 72 by 39 arcminutes.

Crédito:

ESO/VVV
Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

Sobre a imagem

Id:eso1101d
Tipo:Observação
Data de divulgação:5 de Janeiro de 2011 às 12:00
Notícias relacionadas:eso1101
Tamanho:12630 x 6954 px

Sobre o objeto

Nome:Lagoon Nebula, Messier 8
Tipo:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distância:5000 anos-luz
Constellation:Sagittarius
Categoria:Nebulae

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Coordenadas

Position (RA):18 2 18.85
Position (Dec):-24° 28' 27.18"
Field of view:71.81 x 39.54 arcminutes
Orientação:O norte está a 29.5° à direita da vertical

 

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