NULL

Thursday, January 6, 2011

ESO's VISTA captures stunning view of star formation region M8

ESO's VISTA captures stunning view of star formation region M8
Click on the image for full resolution (11.7 MB)

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 colour picture was created from images taken through J, H and Ks near-infrared filters, and which were acquired as part of a huge survey of the central parts of the Milky Way. The field of view is about 34 by 15 arcminutes.
The full resolution image weighs 11.7 MB, so please be patient when downloading!
Credit: ESO/VVV
Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

0 comment(s):

Post a Comment