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.

Kilde:

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

Om billedet

Id:eso1006d
Type:Observation
Udgivelsesdato:10. februar 2010 12:00
Relaterede pressemeddelelser:eso1006
Størrelse:3936 x 3016 px

Om objektet

Navn:Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Afstand:1400 lysår
Kategori:Nebulae

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Farver & filtre

BåndTeleskop
Infrarød
Z
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Infrarød
J
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Infrarød
K
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM

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