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. 

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Crediti:

ESO/Igor Chekalin

Riguardo l'immagine

Identificazione:eso1103a
Tipo:Osservazione
Data di rilascio:Mercoledì 19 Gennaio 2011 12:00
Notizie relative:eso1103
Grandezza:8948 x 8597 px

Riguardo all'oggetto

Nome:M 42, Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Tipo:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Distanza:1400 Anni luce
Constellation:Orion
Categoria:Nebulae

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Coordinate

Position (RA):5 35 17.32
Position (Dec):-5° 23' 27.55"
Field of view:35.49 x 34.10 arcminutes
Orientazione:Il Nord è a 0.0° a sinistra della verticale

Colori e filtri

BandaLunghezza d'ondaTelescopio
Ultravioletto
U
340 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Ottico
B
451 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Ottico
V
539 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Ottico
R
651 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Ottico
H-alpha
658 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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