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.

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ESO/VVV
Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

Om billedet

Id:eso1101d
Type:Observation
Udgivelsesdato:5. januar 2011 12:00
Relaterede pressemeddelelser:eso1101
Størrelse:12630 x 6954 px

Om objektet

Navn:Lagoon Nebula, Messier 8
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Afstand:5000 lysår
Constellation:Sagittarius
Kategori:Nebulae

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Koordinater

Position (RA):18 2 18.85
Position (Dec):-24° 28' 27.18"
Field of view:71.81 x 39.54 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 29.5° droite fra lodret

 

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