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.

Credit:

ESO/VVV
Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso1101d
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:5 januari 2011 12:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso1101
Grootte:12630 x 6954 px

Over het object

Naam:Lagoon Nebula, Messier 8
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Afstand:5000 lichtjaren
Constellation:Sagittarius
Categorie:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 2 18.85
Position (Dec):-24° 28' 27.18"
Field of view:71.81 x 39.54 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 29.5° right of vertical

 

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