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.

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ESO/M. Gieles.
Acknowledgement: Mischa Schirmer

Om bilden

ID:eso1020c
Typ:Observation
Publiceringsdatum:19 maj 2010 12:00
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso1020
Storlek:6886 x 3479 px

Om objektet

Namn:Messier 83
Typ:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Avstånd:15 miljon ljusår
Kategori:Galaxies

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Färger och filter

BandTeleskop
Infrarött
J
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Synligt ljus
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Infrarött
H
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Synligt ljus
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Infrarött
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Synligt ljus
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

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

 

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