The Orion Nebula and cluster from the VLT Survey Telescope

OmegaCAM — the wide-field optical camera on ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope (VST) — has captured the spectacular Orion Nebula and its associated cluster of young stars in great detail,  producing this beautiful new image. This famous object, the birthplace of many massive stars, is one of the closest stellar nurseries, at a distance of about 1350 light-years.

Credit:

ESO/G. Beccari

About the Image

Id:eso1723a
Type:Observation
Release date:27 July 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1723
Size:16877 x 13107 px

About the Object

Name:Orion Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Constellation:Orion
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 35 8.26
Position (Dec):-5° 28' 43.32"
Field of view:59.95 x 46.56 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
G
480 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Optical
r
625 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Optical
H-alpha
659 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Optical
i
770 nmVLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM

 

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