An APEX view of star formation in the Orion Nebula

This dramatic new image of cosmic clouds in the constellation of Orion reveals what seems to be a fiery ribbon in the sky. The orange glow represents faint light coming from grains of cold interstellar dust, at wavelengths too long for human eyes to see. It was observed by the ESO-operated Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) in Chile.

In this image, the submillimetre-wavelength glow of the dust clouds is overlaid on a view of the region in the more familiar visible light, from the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The large bright cloud in the upper right of the image is the well-known Orion Nebula, also called Messier 42.

Autorska prava:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

O slici

Id:eso1321a
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:15. maj 2013. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1321
Veličina:9715 x 10444 px

O objektu

Naziv:Orion Molecular Cloud, Orion Nebula
Tip:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Dark
Udaljenost:1400 svetlosnih godina
Constellation:Orion
Kategorija:Nebulae

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Koordinate

Position (RA):5 35 17.35
Position (Dec):-6° 5' 27.66"
Field of view:163.20 x 175.44 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 0.2°desno od vertikale

Boje i flteri

OpsegTeleskop
OptičkiDigitized Sky Survey 2
MilimetarAtacama Pathfinder Experiment

 

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