Trapezium Cluster in the Orion Nebula

Left Image

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
• X - Star Clusters Images/Videos
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:1400 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
OIII
502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
Near-IR
1.1 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Optical
H-alpha
656 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
Near-IR
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Optical
NII
658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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