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.

Autorska prava:

ESO/VVV
Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

O slici

Id:eso1101d
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:5. januar 2011. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1101
Veličina:12630 x 6954 px

O objektu

Naziv:Lagoon Nebula, Messier 8
Tip:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Udaljenost:5000 svetlosnih godina
Constellation:Sagittarius
Kategorija:Nebulae

Formati slika

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Koordinate

Position (RA):18 2 18.85
Position (Dec):-24° 28' 27.18"
Field of view:71.81 x 39.54 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 29.5°desno od vertikale

 

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