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.

Credit:

ESO

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
Constellation:Orion

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 35 23.06
Position (Dec):-5° 24' 19.40"
Field of view:3.21 x 3.16 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Infrared
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I

 

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