The region of Orion’s Belt and the Flame Nebula

This spectacular visible light wide-field view of part of the famous belt of the great celestial hunter Orion shows the region of the sky around the Flame Nebula. The whole image is filled with glowing gas clouds illuminated by hot blue young stars. It was created from photographs in red and blue light forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The field of view is approximately three degrees.

Credit:

ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso0949k
Type:Observation
Release date:11 December 2009, 11:30
Related releases:eso0949
Size:10663 x 9744 px

About the Object

Name:Flame Nebula, Orion
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• Milky Way : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation
• X - Nebulae
Distance:1500 light years
Constellation:Orion

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 41 28.55
Position (Dec):-1° 43' 25.77"
Field of view:179.14 x 163.75 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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