Infrared View of Spitzer
Sirtf ir 1

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC)

Artwork • • SIRTF_ir_1


Spitzer seen against the infrared sky. The band of light is the glowing dust emission from the Milky Way galaxy seen at 100 microns (as seen by the IRAS/COBE missions).The cloud complexes around Orion and the disk of the Milky Way are seen behind the observatory.

About the Object

Spitzer Space TelescopeMilky WayOrion
Technology > Observatory > Facility
Technology > Observatory > Telescope
Technology > Spacecraft > Orbiter
Galaxy > Component > Dust Lane
Galaxy > Component > Disk
Nebula > Type > Star Formation