Postcard: Orion Nebula (Messier 42) VISTA (new)

This wide-field view of the Orion Nebula (Messier 42), lying about 1350 light-years from Earth, was taken with the VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile.


ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

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Release date:4 March 2013, 17:17
Dimensions:17 cm (W) x 12 cm (H)

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