An infrared/visible comparison view of Messier 83

This image is a comparison of the view of the galaxy Messier 83 in visible and infrared light. The visible light image (right) was taken with the Wide Field Imager on the 2.2-metre MPG/ESO telescope at La Silla in Chile. The new infrared image (left) was taken with the HAWK-I instrument on the VLT at ESO’s Paranal Observatory. In the infrared, the dust that obscures many stars becomes nearly transparent, making the spiral arms less dramatic, but revealing a whole host of new stars that are otherwise invisible.

Créditos:

ESO/M. Gieles.
Acknowledgement: Mischa Schirmer

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Id:eso1020c
Tipo:Observação
Data de divulgação:19 de Maio de 2010 às 12:00
Notícias relacionadas:eso1020
Tamanho:6886 x 3479 px

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Nome:Messier 83
Tipo:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distância:15 milhão anos-luz
Categoria:Galaxies

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Infravermelho
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Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
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MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
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Very Large Telescope
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MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
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Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
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MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

Notas: WFI optical data refers to the right image, Hawk-I data refers to the left image.

 

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