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.

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ESO/Igor Chekalin

Om bilden

ID:eso1103a
Typ:Observation
Publiceringsdatum:19 januari 2011 12:00
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso1103
Storlek:8948 x 8597 px

Om objektet

Namn:M 42, Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Typ:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Avstånd:1400 ljusår
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 är 0.0° vänster om lodrätt

Färger och filter

BandVåglängdTeleskop
Ultraviolett
U
340 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Synligt ljus
B
451 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Synligt ljus
V
539 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Synligt ljus
R
651 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Synligt ljus
H-alpha
658 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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