Infrared View of Spitzer
Sirtf ir 3a

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

Artwork • August 23rd, 2003 • SIRTF_ir_3a


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).Spitzer looks towards the Rho Ophiuchi star-formation region looming just above the disk of the Milky Way.

About the Object

Spitzer Space TelescopeMilky WayRho Ophiuchi
Technology > Observatory > Telescope
Galaxy > Component > Dust Lane
Galaxy > Component > Disk
Nebula > Type > Star Formation