VISTA's infrared view of the Orion Nebula*

This wide-field view of the Orion Nebula (Messier 42), lying about 1350 light-years from Earth, was taken with the VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile.The new telescope’s huge field of view allows the whole nebula and its surroundings to be imaged in a single picture and its infrared vision also means that it can peer deep into the normally hidden dusty regions and reveal the curious antics of the very active young stars buried there. This image was created from images taken through Z, J and Ks filters in the near-infrared part of the spectrum. The exposure times were ten minutes per filter. The image covers a region of sky about one degree by 1.5 degrees.

 

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Предоставлено:

ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA.
Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

Об изображении

ID:eso1006a
Тип:Наблюдение
Дата выпуска релиза [date]:10 февраля 2010 г. 12:00
Связанные релизы:eso1006
Размер:12640 x 15546 px

Об объекте

Название:M 42, Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Тип:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Расстояние:1400 световых лет
Constellation:Orion
Категория:Nebulae

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Координаты

Position (RA):5 35 17.32
Position (Dec):-5° 23' 27.55"
Field of view:71.84 x 88.35 arcminutes
Ориентация:Север на 0.1° слева от вертикали

Цвета и фильтры

ДиапазонДлина волныТелескоп
Инфракрасный
Z
880 nmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Инфракрасный
J
1.25 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Инфракрасный
K
2.15 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM

 

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