Horsehead Nebula Region in Infrared Light

Data from

VISTA/ESO (Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy)

and the Hubble Space Telescope

Credit: ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

Credit for Hubble Data: HLA, Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Composite Assembly and Processing: Robert Gendler

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IR Filters:

J (1.25u) = Blue

H (1.635u) = Green

K (2.12u) = Red