The Stunning Colors of the Orion Nebula
A NASA Hubble Space Telescope "true color" mosaic image of a small portion of the Orion Nebula, taken the Wide Field and Planetary Camera.
This color photograph is a composite of separate images taken at the wavelengths of three abundant elements in the nebula: Hydrogen, Oxygen and Nitrogen. The images were taken August 13 and 14, 1991.
C.R. O'Dell (Rice University), and NASA
About the Image
|Release date:||16 December 1992, 06:00|
|Size:||2544 x 1824 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
|Optical||Hubble Space Telescope|