Infrared View of Spitzer
Sirtf ir 3b

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

Artwork • • SIRTF_ir_3b


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