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.

Kilde:

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

Om bildet

ID:eso1039b
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:6. oktober 2010 12:00
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso1039
Størrelse:7128 x 3078 px

Om objektet

Navn:Monoceros R2
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Avstand:2700 lysår
Kategori:Nebulae

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Farger og filtre

BåndTeleskop
Infrarødt
H
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Optisk
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrarødt
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Optisk
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

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

 

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