Over the edge

This dark red column shows an illuminated edge of the cavity wall.

Credit:

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

About the Image

NASA caption
Id:heic0601e
Type:Observation
Release date:11 January 2006, 16:00
Related releases:heic0601
Size:3939 x 2955 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 42, Messier 43, Orion Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Distance:1400 light years
Constellation:Orion
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 35 39.26
Position (Dec):-5° 33' 13.10"
Field of view:6.58 x 4.94 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
H-alpha
658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
Z
850 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
775 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

Notes: Additional observational data from the WFI instrument on the ESO.MPG 2.2-metre telescope.

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