The Orion Nebula*

This photo shows a colour composite mosaic image of the central part of the Orion Nebula, based on 81 images obtained with the infrared multi-mode ISAAC instrument on the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT) at the Paranal Observatory. The famous Trapezium stars are seen near the centre and the photo also shows the associated cluster of about 1,000 stars, approximately one million years old.

This image is available as a mounted image in the ESOshop.

Credit:

ESO/M.McCaughrean et al. (AIP)

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0104a
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:17 januari 2001
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0104
Grootte:2760 x 2804 px

Over het object

Naam:M 42, Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Afstand:1400 lichtjaren
Constellation:Orion
Categorie:Nebulae
Star Clusters

Mounted Image

Afbeeldingstypen

Grote JPEG
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Achtergrond

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 35 14.76
Position (Dec):-5° 22' 59.93"
Field of view:6.80 x 6.91 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical

Kleuren & filters

BandTelescoop
Infrarood
J
Very Large Telescope
ISAAC
Infrarood
H
Very Large Telescope
ISAAC
Infrarood
K
Very Large Telescope
ISAAC

 

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