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.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0137g
Type:Observation
Release date:3 December 2001
Related releases:eso0137
Size:577 x 694 px

About the Object

Name:Becklin-Neugebauer Object
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Protostar
• X - Nebulae
Distance:1400 light years

Image Formats

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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
H
2.12 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO
Infrared
Pseudogreen (H+K)
Very Large Telescope
NACO
Infrared
K
2.2 μmVery Large Telescope
NACO

 

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