MUSE image of the Orion Nebula

Eso_eso1407d_500

eso_eso1407d March 5th, 2014

Credit: ESO/MUSE consortium/R. Bacon

This colour composite of the Orion Nebula was created from data from the new MUSE instrument on ESOs Very Large Telescope. For each part of this spectacular star formation region this new instrument splits the light up into its component colours revealing in detail the chemical and physical properties of each point. This picture is based on a mosaic of many MUSE datasets that were obtained soon after the instrument achieved first light in early 2014. To make this picture selected regions of the spectrum were extracted to form a single colour image. Although this is impressive it is only a tiny fraction of the information in the full MUSE three-dimensional dataset.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1407d/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
M 42 Messier 42 Orion Nebula
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula » Appearance » Emission
Eso_eso1407d_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 35m 16.9s
DEC = -5° 23’ 43.0”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
5.8 x 4.9 arcminutes
Constellation
Orion

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_ Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical -
Eso_eso1407d_1280
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ID
eso1407d
Subject Category
B.4.2.1  
Subject Name
M 42, Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Credits
ESO/MUSE consortium/R. Bacon
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1407d/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Very Large Telescope
Instrument
MUSE
Color Assignment
Band
Optical
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
83.8203848553, -5.39528309177
Reference Dimension
1748.0, 1460.0
Reference Pixel
874.0, 730.0
Scale
-5.54989706736e-05, 5.54989706736e-05
Rotation
0
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.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
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1407d
Metadata Date
2014-02-26T14:38:40+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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There is no distance meta data in this image.