Hubble Survey for Substellar Objects in Orion Nebula

Stsci_2018-03b_1024

stsci_2018-03b January 11th, 2018

Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Strampelli (STScI)

This image is part of a Hubble Space Telescope survey for low-mass stars,

brown dwarfs, and planets in the Orion Nebula. Each symbol identifies a

pair of objects, which can be seen in the symbol's center as a single dot

of light. Special image processing techniques were used to separate the

starlight into a pair of objects. The thicker inner circle represents the

primary body, and the thinner outer circle indicates the companion. The

circles are color-coded: Red for a planet; orange for a brown dwarf; and

yellow for a star. Located in the upper left corner is a planet-planet pair

in the absence of a parent star. In the middle of the right side is a pair of

brown dwarfs. The portion of the Orion Nebula measures roughly 4 by 3

light-years.

Provider: Space Telescope Science Institute

Image Source: https://hubblesite.org/contents/news-releases/2018/news-2018-03

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
Stsci_2018-03b_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 35m 18.3s
DEC = -5° 23’ 19.5”
Orientation
North is 35.3° CCW
Field of View
8.1 x 6.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Orion

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Grayscale Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (H2O/CH4) 1.4 µm
Spectrum_base
Grayscale
Stsci_2018-03b_1280
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ID
2018-03b
Subject Category
B.4.1.2  
Subject Name
Orion Nebula
Credits
NASA, ESA, and G. Strampelli (STScI)
Release Date
2018-01-11T00:00:00
Lightyears
1,500
Redshift
1,500
Reference Url
https://hubblesite.org/contents/news-releases/2018/news-2018-03
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble
Instrument
WFC3
Color Assignment
Grayscale
Band
Infrared
Bandpass
H2O/CH4
Central Wavelength
1390
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
2000.0
Reference Value
83.82607949923, -5.38874068698
Reference Dimension
4000.00, 3000.00
Reference Pixel
-2788.80667175523, 6628.22362107786
Scale
-0.00003354405, 0.00003354405
Rotation
35.34022162334
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
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-p1803b-f-4000x3000.tif
Metadata Date
2018-01-08T10:56:11-05:00
Metadata Version
1.2
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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Universescalefull
1,500 light years