Wide-field view of part of Orion in visible light

This wide-field view shows a region of sky in the famous constellation of Orion (The Hunter), as seen in visible light. The large, bright feature at the top of the image is the well-known Orion Nebula (Messier 42). This view was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2.

Forrás:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso1304c
Típus:Observation
Közzététel napja:2013. január 23. 12.00
Related releases:eso1321, eso1304
Size:10615 x 10444 px

About the Object

Név:Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS 2), M 42, Messier 42, NGC 1999, OMC
Típus:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distance:1400 light years
Constellation:Orion
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 36 24.99
Position (Dec):-6° 42' 43.19"
Field of view:178.20 x 175.33 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
OpticalDigitized Sky Survey 2

 

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