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.

Kredit:

ESO/VVV
Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

O snímku

Id:eso1101d
Typ:Pozorování
Datum zveřejnění:5. ledna 2011 12:00
Související články:eso1101
Velikost:12630 x 6954 px

O objektu

Jméno:Lagoon Nebula, Messier 8
Typ:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Vzdálenost:5000 světelné roky
Constellation:Sagittarius
Kategorie:Nebulae

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Souřadnice

Position (RA):18 2 18.85
Position (Dec):-24° 28' 27.18"
Field of view:71.81 x 39.54 arcminutes
Orientace:Sever je 29.5° pravá od svislé osy

 

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