Monday, 20 January 2014

Orion Nebula gallery-style poster

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Galaxies, Stars and Nebulae series A fantastic gallery-style poster showing a wide-field view of the Orion Nebula (Messier 42), lying about 1350 light-years from Earth and taken with the VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile.

The new telescope’s huge field of view allows the whole nebula and its surroundings to be imaged in a single picture and its infrared vision also means that it can peer deep into the normally hidden dusty regions and reveal the curious antics of the very active young stars buried there.

This image was created from images taken through Z, J and Ks filters in the near-infrared part of the spectrum. The exposure times were ten minutes per filter. The image covers a region of sky about one degree by 1.5 degrees.
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image code: orionneb

Acknowledgement: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit ESO/José Francisco
Reproduced under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

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