The Orion Nebula and cluster from the VLT Survey Telescope

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eso_eso1723a July 27th, 2017

Credit: ESO/G. Beccari

OmegaCAM the wide-field optical camera on ESOs VLT Survey Telescope (VST) has captured the spectacular Orion Nebula and its associated cluster of young stars in great detail, producing this beautiful new image. This famous object, the birthplace of many massive stars, is one of the closest stellar nurseries, at a distance of about 1350 light-years.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1723a/

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
Orion Nebula
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula » Appearance » Emission » H II Region
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 35m 8.3s
DEC = -5° 28’ 43.3”
Orientation
North is 0.2° CCW
Field of View
60.0 x 46.6 arcminutes
Constellation
Orion

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue VLT Survey Telescope (OmegaCAM) Optical (G) 480.0 nm
Arrow_left_green VLT Survey Telescope (OmegaCAM) Optical (r) 625.0 nm
Arrow_left_red VLT Survey Telescope (OmegaCAM) Optical (H-alpha) 659.0 nm
Arrow_left_red VLT Survey Telescope (OmegaCAM) Optical (i) 770.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_red
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ID
eso1723a
Subject Category
B.4.2.1.1  
Subject Name
Orion Nebula
Credits
ESO/G. Beccari
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1723a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
VLT Survey Telescope, VLT Survey Telescope, VLT Survey Telescope, VLT Survey Telescope
Instrument
OmegaCAM, OmegaCAM, OmegaCAM, OmegaCAM
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
G, r, H-alpha, i
Central Wavelength
480, 625, 659, 770
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
83.7844027714, -5.47870026672
Reference Dimension
16877.0, 13107.0
Reference Pixel
8438.5, 6553.5
Scale
-5.92063931127e-05, 5.92063931127e-05
Rotation
0.17999999999999988
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
4.21957 0.00024982552018635277
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
eso1723a
Metadata Date
2017-07-21T12:34:08+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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