Comparative outputs of the Helix Nebula and the Galactic Center region when seen with infrared light (VISTA 4.1 meter telescope) and with visible light (MPG/ESO 2.2 meter telescope) (ESO, 20091; Emerson, 20122).
This comparison shows the potential of the infrared spectrum (including the VISTA telescope) as a technological advancement for capturing clearer astronomical images. It also shows that visible light may still be better for providing a sense of volume.
|(Image embedded from ESO on 23 January 2012 - credit Emerson, 20122)|
|(Image embedded from ESO on 23 January 2012 - credit ESO/VISTA 20091)|
Want to know more?
- Website of the European Southern Observatory, in Chile.
- This webpage offers some more information the the VISTA telescope
Contributors to this page
Jose D PEREZGONZALEZ (2011). Massey University, Turitea Campus, Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand. (JDPerezgonzalez).