The Orion a molecular cloud from VISTA

This image from the VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile is part of the largest infrared high-resolution mosaic of Orion ever created. It covers the Orion A molecular cloud, the nearest known massive star factory, lying about 1350 light-years from Earth, and reveals many young stars and other objects normally buried deep inside the dusty clouds.

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ESO/VISION survey

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Auðkenni:eso1701a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Jan 4, 2017, 12:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1701
Tengdar tilkynningar:ann17001
Stærð:39578 x 23069 px

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Nafn:Orion Molecular Cloud
Tegund:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Fjarlægð:1400 ljósár
Constellation:Orion
Flokkur:Nebulae

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Position (RA):5 36 20.96
Position (Dec):-6° 0' 37.19"
Field of view:220.10 x 128.29 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 116.3° vinstri frá lóðréttu

 

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