The Orion Nebula*

This new image of the Orion Nebula was captured using the Wide Field Imager camera on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory, Chile. This image is a composite of several exposures taken through a total of five different filters. Light that passed through a red filter, as well as light from a filter that shows the glowing hydrogen gas, is coloured red. Light in the yellow–green part of the spectrum is coloured green, blue light is coloured blue and light that passed through an ultraviolet filter has been coloured purple. The exposure times were about 52 minutes through each filter. 

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

Credit:

ESO/Igor Chekalin

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso1103a
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:19 januari 2011 12:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso1103
Grootte:8948 x 8597 px

Over het object

Naam:M 42, Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Afstand:1400 lichtjaren
Constellation:Orion
Categorie:Nebulae

Afbeeldingstypen

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 35 17.32
Position (Dec):-5° 23' 27.55"
Field of view:35.49 x 34.10 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Kleuren & filters

BandGolflengteTelescoop
Ultraviolet
U
340 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optisch
B
451 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optisch
V
539 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optisch
R
651 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optisch
H-alpha
658 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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