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.

Kilde:

ESO/Igor Chekalin

Om bildet

ID:eso1103a
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:19. januar 2011 12:00
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso1103
Størrelse:8948 x 8597 px

Om objektet

Navn:M 42, Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Avstand:1400 lysår
Constellation:Orion
Kategori:Nebulae

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Koordinater

Position (RA):5 35 17.32
Position (Dec):-5° 23' 27.55"
Field of view:35.49 x 34.10 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 0.0° til venstre for vertikalen

Farger og filtre

BåndBølgelengdeTeleskop
Ultrafiolett
U
340 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optisk
B
451 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optisk
V
539 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optisk
R
651 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optisk
H-alpha
658 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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