Trapezium Cluster in the Orion Nebula

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The brown dwarfs are too dim to be seen in a visible-light image taken by the Hubble telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2. This view also doesn't show the assemblage of infant stars seen in the near-infrared image.

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.)C.R.O'Dell and S.K.Wong(Rice University) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0019a
Type:Collage
Release date:24 August 2000, 07:00
Size:3001 x 2401 px

About the Object

Name:M 42, Messier 42, NGC 1976, Orion Nebula, Trapezium Cluster
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distance:1400 light years
Category:Nebulae
Star Clusters

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OIII
502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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656 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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