The Orion Nebula and Trapezium Cluster (detail)

This image shows smaller, particularly interesting areas of ESO Press Photo eso0104a. The traces of a massive outflow of gas from a very young object embedded in the dense molecular cloud behind the Orion Nebula. Shards of gas from the explosion create shocks and leave bow-waves as they move at speeds of up to 200 km/sec from the source. 

Credit:

ESO/M.McCaughrean et al. (AIP)

About the Image

Id:eso0104b
Type:Observation
Release date:17 January 2001
Related releases:eso0104
Size:1957 x 2542 px

About the Object

Name:Orion Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission
• X - Nebulae
Distance:1400 light years
Constellation:Orion

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 35 13.46
Position (Dec):-5° 21' 19.86"
Field of view:2.37 x 3.08 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical
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BandTelescope
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Very Large Telescope
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Very Large Telescope
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Very Large Telescope
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