|(Please note: IRAS photo enlarged relative to
The lower photograph is the Ring Nebula in infrared radiation
at 60 microns, photographed by the IRAS satellite. Does this IR
image show the dark central area of the nebula? Are any of the stars
visible in infrared? Do you think the differences are due more to
differences in wavelength, or differences in image quality?
What do you predict that the KAO will observe? Explain your prediction.
Remember that the Ring Nebula is just around one star, not a nebula
filled with hundreds of stars like M17 or W51.