Trapezium Cluster in the Orion Nebula

Esahubble_opo0019b_500

esahubble_opo0019b August 24th, 2000

Credit: K.L. Luhman (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Mass.); and G. Schneider, E. Young, G. Rieke, A. Cotera, H. Chen, M. Rieke, R. Thompson (Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.) and NASA/ESA

Probing deep within a neighborhood stellar nursery, NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope uncovered a swarm of newborn brown dwarfs. The orbiting observatory's near-infrared camera revealed about 50 of these objects throughout the Orion Nebula's Trapezium cluster about 1, 500 light-years from Earth.

Image Source: http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0019b/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Messier 42 Orion Nebula Trapezium Cluster
Subject - Milky Way
Star » Grouping » Cluster » Open
Nebula » Type » Star Formation
Esahubble_opo0019b_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 35m 16.8s
DEC = -5° 22’ 60.0”
Orientation
North is 1.3° CW
Field of View
2.4 x 2.4 arcminutes
Constellation
Orion

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_ Hubble Space Telescope (NICMOS) Infrared (Near-IR) 1.1 µm
Arrow_left_ Hubble Space Telescope (NICMOS) Infrared (Near-IR) 1.6 µm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_
Arrow_top_
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ID
opo0019b
Subject Category
B.3.6.4.1   B.4.1.2  
Subject Name
Messier 42, Orion Nebula, Trapezium Cluster
Credits
K.L. Luhman (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Mass.); and G. Schneider, E. Young, G. Rieke, A. Cotera, H. Chen, M. Rieke, R. Thompson (Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.) and NASA/ESA
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0019b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
NICMOS, NICMOS
Color Assignment
Band
Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
Near-IR, Near-IR
Central Wavelength
1100, 1600
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
83.8198610402, -5.38332975198
Reference Dimension
700.0, 701.0
Reference Pixel
350.0, 350.5
Scale
-5.6398133871e-05, 5.6398133871e-05
Rotation
-1.3200000000000003
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
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 3.0 Unported license
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
opo0019b
Metadata Date
2003-12-09T17:16:14+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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