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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ESO

Riguardo l'immagine

Identificazione:eso0137g
Tipo:Osservazione
Data di rilascio:03 Dicembre 2001
Notizie relative:eso0137
Grandezza:577 x 694 px

Riguardo all'oggetto

Nome:Becklin-Neugebauer Object
Tipo:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Protostar
Distanza:1400 Anni luce
Categoria:Nebulae

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Colori e filtri

BandaLunghezza d'ondaTelescopio
Infrarosso
H
2.12 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO
Infrarosso
Pseudogreen (H+K)
Very Large Telescope
NACO
Infrarosso
K
2.2 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO

 

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