Orion Nebula, NGC 1976, M42

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.

Credit:

NASA/ESA and C.R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt University)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0205d
Type:Observation
Release date:6 March 2002, 06:00
Size:1600 x 1723 px

About the Object

Name:M 42, Messier 42, NGC 1976, Orion Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:1400 light years
Constellation:Orion

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
OIII
502 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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