A deep infrared view of the Orion Nebula from HAWK-I

This spectacular image of the Orion Nebula star-formation region was obtained from multiple exposures using the HAWK-I infrared camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile. This is the deepest view ever of this region and reveals more very faint planetary-mass objects than expected.

Credit:

ESO/H. Drass et al.

About the Image

Id:eso1625a
Type:Observation
Release date:12 July 2016, 12:00
Related releases:eso1625
Size:16373 x 12412 px

About the Object

Name:M 42, Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Constellation:Orion
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 35 16.58
Position (Dec):-5° 20' 19.53"
Field of view:29.11 x 22.07 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 90.1° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
J
1.258 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrared
H
1.62 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrared
Ks
2.146 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I

 

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