Extracts from the VISTA infrared image of the Orion Nebula

On the upper-left, the central region of VISTA’s view of the Orion Nebula is shown, centred on the four dazzling stars of the Trapezium. A rich cluster of young stars can be seen here that is invisible in normal, visible light images. In the lower-right panel the part of the nebula to the north of the centre is shown. Here there are many young stars embedded in the dust clouds that are only apparent because their infrared glow can penetrate the dust and be detected by the VISTA camera. Many outflows, jets and other interactions from young stars are apparent, seen in the infrared glow from molecular hydrogen and showing up as red blobs. On the upper-right, a region to the west of centre is shown. Here the fierce ultraviolet light from the Trapezium is sculpting the gas clouds into curious wavy shapes. A distant edge-on spiral galaxy is also seen shining right through the nebula. At the lower-left a region south of the centre is shown. Each extract covers a region of sky about nine arcminutes across.

Предоставлено:

ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

Об изображении

ID:eso1006b
Тип:Наблюдение
Дата выпуска релиза [date]:10 февраля 2010 г. 12:00
Связанные релизы:eso1006
Размер:3400 x 3400 px

Об объекте

Название:Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Тип:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Расстояние:1400 световых лет
Категория:Nebulae

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Цвета и фильтры

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Инфракрасный
Z
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
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Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Оптический
K
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM

 

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