The Becklin-Neugebauer object

Composite (false-) colour image obtained by NAOS-CONICA of the region around the Becklin-Neugebauer object that is deeply embedded in the Orion Nebula. It is based on two exposures, one in the light of shock-excited molecular hydrogen line (H 2 ; wavelength 2.12 µm; here rendered as blue) and one in the broader K-band (2.2 µm; red) from ionized hydrogen. A third (green) image was produced as an "average" of the H 2 and K-band images. The field-of-view measures 20 x 25 arcsec 2, cf. the 1 x 1 arcsec 2 square. North is up and east to the left.

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Om bilden

ID:eso0137g
Typ:Observation
Publiceringsdatum:3 december 2001
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso0137
Storlek:577 x 694 px

Om objektet

Namn:Becklin-Neugebauer Object
Typ:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Protostar
Avstånd:1400 ljusår
Kategori:Nebulae

Bildformat

Originalstorlek
549,4 kB
Stor jpeg
92,6 kB
Skärmstor jpeg
152,1 kB

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Färger och filter

BandVåglängdTeleskop
Infrarött
H
2.12 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO
Infrarött
Pseudogreen (H+K)
Very Large Telescope
NACO
Infrarött
K
2.2 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO

 

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