The Orion Nebula*

This photo shows a colour composite mosaic image of the central part of the Orion Nebula, based on 81 images obtained with the infrared multi-mode ISAAC instrument on the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT) at the Paranal Observatory. The famous Trapezium stars are seen near the centre and the photo also shows the associated cluster of about 1,000 stars, approximately one million years old.

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Credit:

ESO/M.McCaughrean et al. (AIP)

About the Image

Id:eso0104a
Language:en-ie
Type:Observation
Release date:17 January 2001
Related releases:eso0104
Size:2760 x 2804 px

About the Object

Name:M 42, Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae
• X - Star Clusters
Distance:1400 light years
Constellation:Orion

Mounted Image

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 35 14.76
Position (Dec):-5° 22' 59.93"
Field of view:6.80 x 6.91 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Infrared
J
Very Large Telescope
ISAAC
Infrared
H
Very Large Telescope
ISAAC
Infrared
K
Very Large Telescope
ISAAC

 

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