New Hubble image of Kleinmann-Low Nebula

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esahubble_heic1705a March 17th, 2017

Credit: NASA, ESA/Hubble

This composite image of the Kleinmann-Low Nebula, part of the Orion Nebula complex, is composed of several pointings of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in optical and near-infrared light. Infrared light allows to peer through the dust of the nebula and to see the stars therein. The revealed stars are shown with a bright red colour in the image. With this image, showing the central region of the Orion Nebula, scientists were looking for rogue planets and brown dwarfs. As side-effect they found a fast-moving runaway star.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1705a/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Orion Nebula
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula » Type » Star Formation
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 35m 14.7s
DEC = -5° 23’ 36.6”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
7.8 x 5.2 arcminutes
Constellation
Orion

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Infrared (CH_4) 1.4 µm
Arrow_left_yellow Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (i) 775.0 nm
Arrow_left_cyan Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (V) 555.0 nm
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (B) 435.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_yellow
Arrow_top_cyan
Arrow_top_blue
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ID
heic1705a
Subject Category
B.4.1.2  
Subject Name
Orion Nebula
Credits
NASA, ESA/Hubble
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1705a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFC3, ACS, ACS, ACS
Color Assignment
Red, Yellow, Cyan, Blue
Band
Infrared, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
CH_4, i, V, B
Central Wavelength
1390, 775, 555, 435
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
83.8110568574, -5.3935092671
Reference Dimension
4699.0, 3132.0
Reference Pixel
2349.5, 1566.0
Scale
-2.7789997711945902E-05, 2.7789997711945902E-05
Rotation
0.019999999999987115
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Position
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic1705a
Metadata Date
2017-03-13T10:48:29-04:00
Metadata Version
1.0
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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