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.

Crediti:

ESO/VVV
Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

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Identificazione:eso1101d
Tipo:Osservazione
Data di rilascio:Mercoledì 05 Gennaio 2011 12:00
Notizie relative:eso1101
Grandezza:12630 x 6954 px

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Nome:Lagoon Nebula, Messier 8
Tipo:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distanza:5000 Anni luce
Constellation:Sagittarius
Categoria:Nebulae

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Position (RA):18 2 18.85
Position (Dec):-24° 28' 27.18"
Field of view:71.81 x 39.54 arcminutes
Orientazione:Il Nord è a 29.5° a destra della verticale

 

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