About the Object

Name: [BOM2000] d203-506, HH 520, Messier 42, Orion Bar, Orion Nebula
Distance: 1400 light years
Constellation: Orion
Category: Nebulae
Stars

Coordinates

Position (RA):5 35 22.27
Position (Dec):-5° 24' 29.63"
Field of view:2.08 x 2.31 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 95.0° left of vertical



Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
555 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
H-alpha + NII
658 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
i
775 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
Z
850 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS

The Orion Bar region (Hubble image)

This image is a section of a larger NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope mosaic of the entire Orion Nebula, released in 2006. At the centre of the nebula lies a group of four hot, massive stars known as the Trapezium Cluster. In this image, the cluster lies just out of view, off the top-left corner, illuminating the gas visible here. The two large stars in the image are part of another cluster, named θ² Orionis. A number of proplyds are visible among the clouds of the nebula.

This Hubble image has been cropped and aligned so that it matches the same area as viewed by Webb with NIRCam.

[Image description: A cloudy nebula with two large, bright stars in the bottom-right. The material to the top-left is dull in colour, thick and smoky. A wall of brighter purple material crosses the view in the bottom-right. Beyond this bar, the material is wispier and more sparse.]

Credit:

ESA/Hubble & NASA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team

About the Image

Id: weic2315d
Type: Observation
Release date: 26 June 2023, 17:00
Size: 4049 x 4500 px


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