Orion Nebula: Hubble Space Telescope View Vs. Ground-Based View

Stsci_1990-24a_1024

stsci_1990-24a October 4th, 1990

Credit: NASA, ESA, and STScI Ground Image: Copyright D. Malin/Anglo-Australian Southern Observatory

This composite image shows the location of a one light-year square region in the Orion Nebula, which was imaged by WFPC. The area is near the edge of a cavity of ionized hydrogen, which is heated by ultraviolet radiation from a star cluster at the center of the nebula. (Ground-based Orion Nebula photo copyright David Malin/Anglo-Australian Southern Observatory)

Provider: Space Telescope Science Institute

Image Source: https://hubblesite.org/contents/news-releases/1990/news-1990-24

Curator: STScI, Baltimore, MD, USA

Image Use Policy: http://hubblesite.org/copyright/

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Image Details

Image Type
Collage
Object Name
Orion Nebula M42 NGC 1976
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Type > Star Formation

Distance

Universescale1
1,400 light years

Position Details

Position
RA = 0h 22m 20.7s
DEC = -5° 21’ 19.3”
Constellation
Pisces

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue Hubble (WFPC) Optical (OIII) 502.0 nm
Red Hubble (WFPC) Optical (Ha) 676.0 nm
Green Hubble (WFPC) Optical (SII) 673.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Blue
Red
Green
Stsci_1990-24a_1280
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ID
1990-24a
Subject Category
B.4.1.2  
Subject Name
Orion Nebula, M42, NGC 1976
Credits
NASA, ESA, and STScI Ground Image: Copyright D. Malin/Anglo-Australian Southern Observatory
Release Date
1990-10-04T00:00:00
Lightyears
1,400
Redshift
1,400
Reference Url
https://hubblesite.org/contents/news-releases/1990/news-1990-24
Type
Collage
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Light Years
Facility
Hubble, Hubble, Hubble
Instrument
WFPC, WFPC, WFPC
Color Assignment
Blue, Red, Green
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
OIII, Ha, SII
Central Wavelength
502, 676, 673
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
5.5863906, -5.3553667
Reference Dimension
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
Position
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
STScI
URL
http://hubblesite.org
Name
Space Telescope Science Institute Office of Public Outreach
Email
outreach@stsci.edu
Telephone
410-338-4444
Address
3700 San Martin Drive
City
Baltimore
State/Province
MD
Postal Code
21218
Country
USA
Rights
http://hubblesite.org/copyright/
Publisher
STScI
Publisher ID
stsci
Resource ID
STSCI-H-p9024a-f-3230x2562.tif
Resource URL
https://mast.stsci.edu/api/latest/Download/file?uri=mast:OPO/product/STSCI-H-p9024a-f-3230x2562.tif
Related Resources
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1990/24
Metadata Date
2022-07-06T00:00:00
Metadata Version
1.2
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Universescalefull
1,400 light years