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The Orion Nebula Spied by Hawk-I

The central region of the Orion Nebula (M42, NGC 1976) as seen in the near-infrared by the High Acuity Wide field K-band Imager (HAWK-I) instrument at ESO's Very Large Telescope at Paranal.

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About the Image

Id:orion-hawk-i
Type:Observation
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:20
Size:1810 x 1780 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae
Distance:1400 light years

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BandTelescope
Infrared
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I

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