Gas Plume From a Newborn Star in the Orion Nebula

Stsci_1992-29b_1024

stsci_1992-29b December 16th, 1992

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

A NASA Hubble Space Telescope picture of a hypersonic shock wave (lower right) of material moving at 148,000 miles per hour in the Orion Nebula, a star-forming region 1,500 light-years away. Studies of similar objects infer that such highly supersonic shock waves are formed by a beam of material coming out of newly formed stars. The plume is only 1,500 years old. The image is 112 light-year across. This color photograph is a composite of separate images taken at the wavelengths of the two abundant elements in the nebula: Hydrogen and Oxygen. The images were taken with HST's Wide Field and Planetary Camera (in wide field mode), on August 13 and 14, 1991.

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 24.3° CW
Field of View
1.2 x 0.9 arcminutes
Constellation
Orion

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Hubble (WFPC) Optical -
Hubble (WFPC) Optical -
Hubble (WFPC) Optical -
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ID
1992-29b
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
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
2862.00, 2111.00
Reference Pixel
1124.32376168357, 553.54958336926
Scale
-0.00000696927, 0.00000696927
Rotation
-24.29950605230
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 388.25 291.98 1617.36 1457.40 503.46 508.20 728.70 1931.35 334.59 159.40 2186.10 1238.20 208.33 266.73 1730.03 731.76 323.05 8.13 2822.81 1180.89 Center Pixel Coordinates: 1431.00 83.80421666077 1055.50 -5.41765686481
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-p9229b-f-2862x2111.tif
Resource URL
https://mast.stsci.edu/api/latest/Download/file?uri=mast:OPO/product/STSCI-H-p9229b-f-2862x2111.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