Orion Nebula HST View Versus Ground-Based View

This composite image shows the location of a one light-year square region in the Orion Nebula, which was imaged by WFPC. The area is near the edge of a cavity of ionized hydrogen, which is heated by ultraviolet radiation from a star cluster at the center of the nebula. (Ground-based Orion Nebula photo copyright David Malin/Anglo-Australian Southern Observatory)

Credit:

NASA/ESA & Anglo-Austrailian Observatory

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9024a
Type:Collage
Release date:4 October 1990, 05:00
Size:3230 x 2562 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

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
OIII
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC1
Optical
H-alpha
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC1
Optical
SII
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC1

Notes: The right image in this collage is from the ground-based Anglo-Australian Southern Observatory.


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