VISTA's infrared view of the Orion Nebula*

This wide-field view of the Orion Nebula (Messier 42), lying about 1350 light-years from Earth, was taken with the VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile.The new telescope’s huge field of view allows the whole nebula and its surroundings to be imaged in a single picture and its infrared vision also means that it can peer deep into the normally hidden dusty regions and reveal the curious antics of the very active young stars buried there. This image was created from images taken through Z, J and Ks filters in the near-infrared part of the spectrum. The exposure times were ten minutes per filter. The image covers a region of sky about one degree by 1.5 degrees.

 

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Telif:

ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA.
Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

Görüntü Hakkında

Kimlik:eso1006a
Tür:Gözlem
Yayın tarihi:10 Şubat 2010 12:00
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso1006
Boyut:12640 x 15546 px

Nesne Hakkında

Adı:M 42, Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Tür:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Uzaklık:1400 ışık yılı
Constellation:Orion
Kategori:Nebulae

Mounted Image

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Koordinatlar

Position (RA):5 35 17.32
Position (Dec):-5° 23' 27.55"
Field of view:71.84 x 88.35 arcminutes
Yönelim:Kuzey yönü 0.1° sol derece kadar dik konumdan sapma göstermektedir

Renkler & Filtreler

BantDalgaboyuTeleskop
Kırmızı ötesi
Z
880 nmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Kırmızı ötesi
J
1.25 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Kırmızı ötesi
K
2.15 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM

 

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