206-446

One of 42 new proplyds discovered in the Orion Nebula, 206-446 is one of the bright proplyds that lies relatively close to the nebula’s brightest star, Theta 1 Orionis C. Resembling a head with a ponytail extending from it, this proplyd’s strange shape can be attributed to a jet of matter flowing away from its centre.

Credit:

NASA/ESA and L. Ricci (ESO)

About the Image

Id:heic0917al
Type:Observation
Release date:14 December 2009, 16:00
Related releases:heic0917
Size:128 x 128 px

About the Object

Name:206-446, Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Protoplanetary
• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:1400 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
R
775 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
H-alpha
658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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