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.

Oikeudet:

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

Kuvasta

Tunnistus:eso1039b
Tyyppi:Havainto
Julkaisupäivä:6. lokakuuta 2010 12:00
Vastaavat julkaisut:eso1039
Koko:7128 x 3078 px

Kohteesta

Nimi:Monoceros R2
Tyyppi:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Etäisyys:2700 valovuotta
Kategoria:Nebulae

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Värit ja suotimet

KaistaTeleskooppi
Infrapuna
H
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Optinen
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrapuna
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Optinen
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

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

 

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