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

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Auðkenni:eso1101d
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Jan 5, 2011, 12:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1101
Stærð:12630 x 6954 px

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Nafn:Lagoon Nebula, Messier 8
Tegund:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Fjarlægð:5000 ljósár
Constellation:Sagittarius
Flokkur:Nebulae

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Position (RA):18 2 18.85
Position (Dec):-24° 28' 27.18"
Field of view:71.81 x 39.54 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 29.5° højre frá lóðréttu

 

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