The Trapezium cluster

This image shows a colour composite of near-infrared images of the central regions of the Orion Nebula, obtained on March 14, 2000, with the SOFI instrument at the ESO 3.5-m New Technology Telescope (NTT) at La Silla. Three exposures were made through J- (wavelength 1.25 µm here colour-coded as "blue"), H- (1.65 µm; "green") and Ks-filters (2.16 µm; "red"), respectively. The central group of bright stars is the famous "Trapezium" . The total effective exposure time was 86.4 seconds per band. The sky field measures about 4.9 x 4.9 arcmin 2 (1024 x 1024 pix 2). North is up and East is left.

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Om bildet

ID:eso0124a
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:7. juni 2001
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso0124
Størrelse:1720 x 1663 px

Om objektet

Navn:Orion Nebula, Trapezium Cluster
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster
Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Avstand:1400 lysår
Constellation:Orion
Kategori:Nebulae
Star Clusters

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Koordinater

Position (RA):5 35 15.07
Position (Dec):-5° 23' 32.27"
Field of view:4.81 x 4.65 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 0.3° til høyre for vertikalen

Farger og filtre

BåndBølgelengdeTeleskop
Infrarødt
J
1.25 μmNew Technology Telescope
SOFI
Infrarødt
H
1.65 μmNew Technology Telescope
SOFI
Infrarødt
K
2.16 μmNew Technology Telescope
SOFI