MUSE image of the Orion Nebula

This colour composite of the Orion Nebula was created from data from the new MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. For each part of this spectacular star formation region this new instrument splits the light up into its component colours — revealing in detail the chemical and physical properties of each point. This picture is based on a mosaic of many MUSE datasets that were obtained soon after the instrument achieved first light in early 2014.

To make this picture selected regions of the spectrum were extracted to form a single colour image. Although this is impressive it is only a tiny fraction of the information in the full MUSE three-dimensional dataset.

Të drejtat:

ESO/MUSE consortium/R. Bacon

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1407d
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Mar 5, 2014, 12:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1407
Përmasat:1748 x 1460 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:M 42, Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Tipi:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission
Constellation:Orion
Kategori:Nebulae

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):5 35 16.89
Position (Dec):-5° 23' 43.02"
Field of view:5.82 x 4.86 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.0° majtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaTeleskopi
OptikVery Large Telescope
MUSE