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.

Kilde:

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

Om billedet

Id:eso1039b
Type:Observation
Udgivelsesdato:6. oktober 2010 12:00
Relaterede pressemeddelelser:eso1039
Størrelse:7128 x 3078 px

Om objektet

Navn:Monoceros R2
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Afstand:2700 lysår
Kategori:Nebulae

Billedformater

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Farver & filtre

BåndTeleskop
Infrarød
H
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Optisk
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrarød
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Optisk
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

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

 

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