Orion Nebula detail

ESO Press Photo eso0104d shows a small section of the observational data (in one infrared spectral band only, here reproduced in B/W) on which ESO Press Photo eso0104a is based. The field is centred on one of the famous Orion silhouette disks (Orion 114-426) (it is located approximately halfway between the centre and the right edge of ESO Press Photo eso0104c ). The dusty disk itself is seen edge-on as a dark streak against the background emission of the Orion Nebula, while the bright fuzzy patches on either side betray the presence of the embedded parent star that illuminates tenuous collections of dust above its north and south poles to create these small reflection nebulae. Recent HST studies suggest that the very young Orion 114-426 disk — that is thirty times bigger than our present-day Solar System — may already be showing signs of forming its own proto-planetary system.

Credit:

ESO/M.McCaughrean et al. (AIP)

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0104d
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:17 januari 2001
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0104
Grootte:2273 x 2265 px

Over het object

Naam:M 42, Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster
Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Afstand:1300 lichtjaren
Categorie:Nebulae

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ISAAC
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Very Large Telescope
ISAAC
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