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. 

This image is available as a mounted image in the ESOshop.

Crédito:

ESO/Igor Chekalin

Sobre a imagem

Id:eso1103a
Tipo:Observação
Data de divulgação:19 de Janeiro de 2011 às 12:00
Notícias relacionadas:eso1103
Tamanho:8948 x 8597 px

Sobre o objeto

Nome:M 42, Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Tipo:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Distância:1400 anos-luz
Constellation:Orion
Categoria:Nebulae

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Coordenadas

Position (RA):5 35 17.32
Position (Dec):-5° 23' 27.55"
Field of view:35.49 x 34.10 arcminutes
Orientação:O norte está a 0.0° à esquerda da vertical

Cores e filtros

BandaComprimento de ondaTelescópio
Ultravioleta
U
340 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Óptico
B
451 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Óptico
V
539 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Óptico
R
651 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Óptico
H-alpha
658 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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