M43, NGC 1982

Noirlab_noao-m43_1024

noirlab_noao-m43 June 30th, 2020

Credit: N.A.Sharp/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

M43 is part of the larger Orion nebula, seen in this excellent picture from the KPNO Mayall 4-meter telescope. The dark lane separating the pieces shows to good effect in this image, taken with the WIYN 0.9-meter telescope on the night of December 20th 2002 UT. The central star is a young irregular variable designated NU Orionis or HD37061, and no, it's not your eyesight, this star usually looks elliptical in deep images, presumably due to the material surrounding it (at least, we hope that's the explanation). Image size 7.9 arc minutes.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-m43/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
M43 NGC 1982
Noirlab_noao-m43_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 35m 31.0s
DEC = -5° 16’ 0.3”
Orientation
North is 0.4° CW
Field of View
7.0 x 7.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Orion

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Luminosity WIYN-0.9m (CCD) Optical (None) -
Noirlab_noao-m43_1280
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ID
noao-m43
Subject Category
Subject Name
M43, NGC 1982
Credits
N.A.Sharp/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Release Date
2020-06-30T21:34:07
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-m43/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope
Instrument
CCD
Color Assignment
Luminosity
Band
Optical
Bandpass
None
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
83.8792279117, -5.26675658937
Reference Dimension
1400.0, 1400.0
Reference Pixel
700.0, 700.0
Scale
-8.27626360832e-05, 8.27626360832e-05
Rotation
-0.39999999999999991
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
noao-m43
Metadata Date
2022-02-17T15:50:46.566442
Metadata Version
1.1
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