Slider comparison of visible and infrared views of the Orion A molecular cloud

This sequence compares a new infrared image from the VISTA survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile with a visible light view of the region from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS).

This new infrared VISTA image is part of the largest infrared high-resolution mosaic of Orion ever created and covers the Orion A molecular cloud, the nearest known massive star factory, lying about 1350 light-years from Earth. The new infrared images reveal many young stars and other objects normally buried deep inside the dusty clouds.


Credits: ESO/VISION survey/Digitized Sky Survey 2.
Music: Johan B. Monell

O filmie

Data publikacji:4 stycznia 2017 12:00
Powiązane komunikaty:eso1701
Czas trwania:54 s
Frame rate:30 fps

O obiekcie

Nazwa:Orion Molecular Cloud, Orion Nebula
Typ:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation

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