The Orion Nebula

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stsci_2020-24a April 16th, 2020

Credit: ESO/M.McCaughrean et al. (AIP)

This color-composite mosaic of the central part of the Orion Nebula is based on 81 images from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) Very Large Telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. The famous Trapezium stars appear near the center, amid the Trapezium Cluster, the very crowded home of more than a thousand young stars. Researchers will train Webb on this region to study phenomena associated with the birth of stars and planets.

Provider: Space Telescope Science Institute

Image Source: https://webbtelescope.org/contents/news-releases/2020/news-2020-24

Curator: STScI, Baltimore, MD, USA

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
M 42 Messier 42 Orion Nebula
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Grouping > Cluster > Open
Nebula > Type > Star Formation

Distance

Universescale1
1,400 light years
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 35m 14.8s
DEC = -5° 22’ 59.9”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
6.8 x 6.9 arcminutes
Constellation
Orion

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue VLT (ISAAC) Infrared (J) -
Green VLT (ISAAC) Infrared (H) -
Red VLT (ISAAC) Infrared (K) -
Red Spitzer (IRAC) Infrared (Near-IR) -
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ID
2020-24a
Subject Category
B.3.6.4.1   B.4.1.2  
Subject Name
M 42, Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Credits
ESO/M.McCaughrean et al. (AIP)
Release Date
2020-04-16T00:00:00
Lightyears
1,400
Redshift
1,400
Reference Url
https://webbtelescope.org/contents/news-releases/2020/news-2020-24
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Lightyears
Facility
Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Spitzer
Instrument
ISAAC, ISAAC, ISAAC, IRAC
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red, Red
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
J, H, K, Near-IR
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
83.811506336, -5.38331259103
Reference Dimension
2760.0, 2804.0
Reference Pixel
1459.78125, 1434.35384615
Scale
-4.10564651891e-05, 4.10564651891e-05
Rotation
-0.015451480759998127
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-J-p2024a-f-2760x2804.tif
Metadata Date
2021-12-10T14:54:33-05:00
Metadata Version
1.2
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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Universescalefull
1,400 light years