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.

Källa:

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

Om bilden

ID:eso1039b
Typ:Observation
Publiceringsdatum:6 oktober 2010 12:00
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso1039
Storlek:7128 x 3078 px

Om objektet

Namn:Monoceros R2
Typ:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Avstånd:2700 ljusår
Kategori:Nebulae

Bildformat

Originalstorlek
40,8 MB
Stor jpeg
6,9 MB
Skärmstor jpeg
202,6 kB

Färger och filter

BandTeleskop
Infrarött
H
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Synligt ljus
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrarött
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Synligt ljus
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

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

 

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