A Bow Shock Near a Young Star

The Hubble Space Telescope continues to reveal various stunning and intricate treasures that reside within the nearby, intense star-forming region known as the Great Nebula in Orion. One such jewel is the bow shock around the very young star, LL Ori, featured in this Hubble Heritage image.

Credit:

NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0205a
Type:Observation
Release date:6 March 2002, 06:00
Size:1074 x 895 px

About the Object

Name:LL Orionis, NGC 1977 510
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object
• Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable
• X - Stars Images/Videos
Distance:1400 light years
Constellation:Orion

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
Oiii
502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
542 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
H-alpha
656 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
Nii
658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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