The Orion Nebula OMC-1 Region

The infrared vision of the Hubble Space Telescope's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) is providing a dramatic new look at the beautiful Orion Nebula which contains the nearest nursery for massive stars. For comparison, Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2(WFPC2) image on the left shows a large part of the nebula as it appears in visible light.

Credit:

Rodger Thompson, Marcia Rieke, Glenn Schneider, Susan Stolovy (University of Arizona); Edwin Erickson (SETI Institute/Ames Research Center); David Axon (STScI), C. Robert O'Dell, Shui Kwan Wong(Rice University) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9713a
Type:Collage
Release date:12 May 1997, 17:00
Size:3000 x 2400 px

About the Object

Name:M 42, Messier 42, NGC 1976, OMC 1, Orion Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:1400


Image Formats

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Wallpapers

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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
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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