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.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

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

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Auðkenni:eso1039b
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Okt 6, 2010, 12:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1039
Stærð:7128 x 3078 px

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Nafn:Monoceros R2
Tegund:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Fjarlægð:2700 ljósár
Flokkur:Nebulae

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Litir og síur

TíðnisviðSjónauki
Innrautt
H
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Sýnilegt
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Innrautt
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Sýnilegt
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

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

 

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