Comparison of VISTA image of NGC 6357 with a visible light image

This image compares infrared and visible views of the Lobster Nebula (NGC 6357). The visible light image (left) was created from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 images. The new infrared image (right) was taken with the VISTA telescope at ESO's Paranal Observatory. In the infrared, the dust that obscures many stars becomes nearly transparent, revealing a whole host of new stars that are otherwise invisible.

Autorska prava:

ESO/VVV Survey/Digitized Sky Survey 2/D. Minniti. Acknowledgement: Ignacio Toledo

O slici

Datum objavljivanja:20. februar 2013. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1309
Veličina:3704 x 1863 px

O objektu

Naziv:NGC 6357
Tip:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Udaljenost:8000 svetlosnih godina

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