Gas Plume Near the Edge of the Orion Nebula

Stsci_1992-29a_1024

stsci_1992-29a December 16th, 1992

Credit: C.R. O'Dell (Rice University), and NASA

A NASA Hubble Space Telescope "true color" mosaic image of a small portion of the Orion Nebula, taken the Wide Field and Planetary Camera (in wide field mode). Hubble shows a wealth of detail never seen before in the nebula. New features include: elongated objects oriented on the brightest stars in this region (which are located just off the edge of the picture); rapidly expanding plumes of material around young stars; and protoplanetary disks. This color photograph is a composite of separate images taken at the wavelengths of three abundant elements in the nebula: Hydrogen, Oxygen and Nitrogen. The images were taken August 13 and 14, 1991. The image is 1.29 light-years across.

Provider: Space Telescope Science Institute

Image Source: https://hubblesite.org/contents/news-releases/1992/news-1992-29

Curator: STScI, Baltimore, MD, USA

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

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Orion Nebula
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Type > Star Formation

Distance

Universescale1
1,500 light years
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 35m 13.1s
DEC = -5° 25’ 18.1”
Orientation
North is 65.1° CCW
Field of View
2.7 x 2.6 arcminutes
Constellation
Orion

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue Hubble (WFPC) Optical -
Green Hubble (WFPC) Optical -
Red Hubble (WFPC) Optical -
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ID
1992-29a
Subject Category
B.4.1.2  
Subject Name
Orion Nebula
Credits
C.R. O'Dell (Rice University), and NASA
Release Date
1992-12-16T00:00:00
Lightyears
1,500
Redshift
1,500
Reference Url
https://hubblesite.org/contents/news-releases/1992/news-1992-29
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Light years
Facility
Hubble, Hubble, Hubble
Instrument
WFPC, WFPC, WFPC
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
2000.0
Reference Value
83.80464415982, -5.42168903673
Reference Dimension
2448.00, 2369.00
Reference Pixel
603.08799156022, 1741.40781948944
Scale
-0.00001838392, 0.00001838392
Rotation
65.14735724284
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
World Coordinate System resolved using PinpointWCS 0.9.2 revision 218+ by the Chandra X-ray Center FITS X FITS Y EPO X EPO Y 388.88 296.78 640.77 451.38 501.45 507.59 460.85 770.19 331.57 159.65 729.16 249.36 532.23 755.84 414.90 1154.27 208.25 266.77 925.69 410.17 678.32 179.21 183.39 268.23 Center Pixel Coordinates: 1224.00 83.81847752380 1184.50 -5.41590301625
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-p9229a-f-2448x2369.tif
Resource URL
https://mast.stsci.edu/api/latest/Download/file?uri=mast:OPO/product/STSCI-H-p9229a-f-2448x2369.tif
Related Resources
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1992/29
Metadata Date
2022-07-06T00:00:00
Metadata Version
1.2
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Universescalefull
1,500 light years