Sunday, December 13, 2009

Advent calendar December 13: IR Horsehead

Here is a view of the Horsehead and Flame nebula never seen before. This is taken from the European Southern Observatory, down in South America. This is an Infrared view and covers about twice the area of the full moon.
I took a photo of the same area a couple nights ago with visible light. Obviously, South America has no atmosphere!
(click for full size on both images)

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