Highlights from a new infrared image of the Orion Nebula

This image shows some highlights from a spectacular new image of the Orion Nebula star-formation region 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.


ESO/H. Drass et al.

About the Image

Release date:12 July 2016, 12:00
Related releases:eso1625
Size:4656 x 2464 px

About the Object

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

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