Infrared/visible-light cross-fade views of Messier 78

This comparison sequence switches between a visible light view of the reflection nebula Messier 78, and its surroundings, from the WFI camera on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, and an infrared view from the VISTA telescope. In the infrared the dust is more transparent and many new features appear. In addition the red jets of material from very young stars can be seen prominently.


ESO/Igor Chekalin. Music: Johan B. Monell (

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Release date:5 October 2016, 12:00
Related releases:eso1635
Duration:01 m 09 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:M 78, Messier 78

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