The Orion Nebula: The jewel in the sword

This image shows smaller, particularly interesting areas of ESO Press Photo eso0104a. It shows the delicate tracery created at the so-called Bright Bar, as the intense UV-light and strong winds from the hot Trapezium stars eat their way into the surrounding molecular cloud. Also visible are a number of very young red objects partly hidden in the cloud, waiting to be revealed as new members of the Trapezium Cluster.

Credit:

ESO/M.McCaughrean et al. (AIP)

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0104c
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:17 januari 2001
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0104
Grootte:1740 x 1560 px

Over het object

Naam:Messier 42, Trapezium Cluster
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster
Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Afstand:1400 lichtjaren
Constellation:Orion
Categorie:Nebulae
Star Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 35 15.30
Position (Dec):-5° 24' 36.82"
Field of view:4.28 x 3.84 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical

Kleuren & filters

BandTelescoop
Infrarood
J
Very Large Telescope
ISAAC
Infrarood
H
Very Large Telescope
ISAAC
Infrarood
K
Very Large Telescope
ISAAC

 

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