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Helix Nebula Seen in Infrared

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Published on Jan 18, 2012

Zooming in from the constellation Aquarius, the Helix Nebula -- NGC 7293 -- comes into view. The final image (lacking the blue cloudiness of dust and gas) shows Helix in infrared light, as seen by the VISTA telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile.

Video: ESO/VISTA/J. Emerson/S. Brunier/A. Fujjii/Digitized Sky Survey 2
Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit
Sources: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1... and http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1...
Distributed under CC BY 3.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...)

Music: "Tune for Eli (Phenoplastic Remix)" by Daddy_Scrabble
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dad...
Distributed under CC BY 3.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...)

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