Field of Science


VISTA's Visible And Infrared View Of The Orion Nebula

The ESO's VISTA (Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) survey telescope's powers are amply demonstrated in this new image of the Orion Nebula. VISTA's huge field of view enables it to image the entire Orion Nebula in both visible and infrared wavelengths, resulting in a composite image that is vast in its breadth and depth--not to mention breathtakingly beautiful.
Credit: ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit