The Becklin-Neugebauer object

Composite (false-) colour image obtained by NAOS-CONICA of the region around the Becklin-Neugebauer object that is deeply embedded in the Orion Nebula. It is based on two exposures, one in the light of shock-excited molecular hydrogen line (H 2 ; wavelength 2.12 µm; here rendered as blue) and one in the broader K-band (2.2 µm; red) from ionized hydrogen. A third (green) image was produced as an "average" of the H 2 and K-band images. The field-of-view measures 20 x 25 arcsec 2, cf. the 1 x 1 arcsec 2 square. North is up and east to the left.

Crédit:

ESO

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso0137g
Type:Observation
Date de publication:3 décembre 2001
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso0137
Taille:577 x 694 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:Becklin-Neugebauer Object
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Protostar
Distance:1400 années lumière
Catégorie:Nebulae

Formats des images

Grand JPEG
92,6 Kio
JPEG taille écran
152,1 Kio

Fonds d'écran

1024x768
142,3 Kio
1280x1024
205,0 Kio
1600x1200
258,0 Kio
1920x1200
305,0 Kio
2048x1536
393,1 Kio

Couleurs & filtres

DomaineLongueur d'ondeTélescope
Infrarouge
H
2.12 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO
Infrarouge
Pseudogreen (H+K)
Very Large Telescope
NACO
Infrarouge
K
2.2 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO

 

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