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.

Källa:

ESO/M.McCaughrean et al. (AIP)

Om bilden

ID:eso0104c
Typ:Observation
Publiceringsdatum:17 januari 2001
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso0104
Storlek:1740 x 1560 px

Om objektet

Namn:Messier 42, Trapezium Cluster
Typ:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster
Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Avstånd:1400 ljusår
Constellation:Orion
Kategori:Nebulae
Star Clusters

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Koordinater

Position (RA):5 35 15.30
Position (Dec):-5° 24' 36.82"
Field of view:4.28 x 3.84 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord är 0.0° höger om lodrätt

Färger och filter

BandTeleskop
Infrarött
J
Very Large Telescope
ISAAC
Infrarött
H
Very Large Telescope
ISAAC
Infrarött
K
Very Large Telescope
ISAAC

 

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