NASA Space Telescopes Provide a 3D Journey Through the Orion Nebula

Stsci_2018-04c_1024

stsci_2018-04c January 11th, 2018

Credit: NASA, ESA, F. Summers, G. Bacon, Z. Levay, J. DePasquale, L. Frattare, M. Robberto, and M. Gennaro (STScI), and R. Hurt (Caltech/IPAC)

This image showcases both the visible-light and the infrared-light visualizations of the Orion Nebula. This view from the movie sequence looks down the “valley” leading to the star cluster at the far end. The left side of the image shows the visible-light visualization, which fades to the infrared visualization on the right. These two contrasting models derive from observations by the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes.

Provider: Space Telescope Science Institute

Image Source: https://hubblesite.org/contents/news-releases/2018/news-2018-04

Curator: STScI, Baltimore, MD, USA

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Image Details

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

Distance

Universescale1
1,500 light years

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 35m 18.3s
DEC = -5° 23’ 19.5”
Constellation
Orion
Stsci_2018-04c_1280
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ID
2018-04c
Subject Category
B.4.1.2  
Subject Name
Orion Nebula
Credits
NASA, ESA, F. Summers, G. Bacon, Z. Levay, J. DePasquale, L. Frattare, M. Robberto, and M. Gennaro (STScI), and R. Hurt (Caltech/IPAC)
Release Date
2018-01-11T00:00:00
Lightyears
1,500
Redshift
1,500
Reference Url
https://hubblesite.org/contents/news-releases/2018/news-2018-04
Type
Artwork
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
2000.0
Reference Value
83.82607, -5.388741
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-p1804c-f-3840x2160.tif
Metadata Date
2018-01-09T10:43:22-05:00
Metadata Version
1.2
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Universescalefull
1,500 light years