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.

Crédit:

ESO

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso0137g
Type:Observation
Date de publication:3 décembre 2001
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso0137
Taille:577 x 694 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:Becklin-Neugebauer Object
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Protostar
Distance:1400 années lumière
Catégorie:Nebulae

Image Formats

Grand JPEG
92,6 Kio
JPEG taille écran
152,1 Kio

Fonds d'écran

1024x768
142,3 Kio
1280x1024
205,0 Kio
1600x1200
258,0 Kio
1920x1200
305,0 Kio
2048x1536
393,1 Kio

Couleurs & filtres

DomaineLongueur d'ondeTélescope
Infrarouge
H
2.12 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO
Infrarouge
Pseudogreen (H+K)
Very Large Telescope
NACO
Infrarouge
K
2.2 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO

 

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