The Orion Nebula*

This new image of the Orion Nebula was captured using the Wide Field Imager camera on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory, Chile. This image is a composite of several exposures taken through a total of five different filters. Light that passed through a red filter, as well as light from a filter that shows the glowing hydrogen gas, is coloured red. Light in the yellow–green part of the spectrum is coloured green, blue light is coloured blue and light that passed through an ultraviolet filter has been coloured purple. The exposure times were about 52 minutes through each filter. 

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Crédit:

ESO/Igor Chekalin

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso1103a
Type:Observation
Date de publication:19 janvier 2011 12:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1103
Taille:8948 x 8597 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:M 42, Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Distance:1400 années lumière
Constellation:Orion
Catégorie:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 35 17.32
Position (Dec):-5° 23' 27.55"
Field of view:35.49 x 34.10 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Couleurs & filtres

DomaineLongueur d'ondeTélescope
Ultraviolet
U
340 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Visible
B
451 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Visible
V
539 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Visible
R
651 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Visible
H-alpha
658 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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