The Orion Nebula OMC-1 Region

Light from a few foreground stars seen in the WFPC2 image provides only a hint of the many other stars embedded in this dense cloud.

Credit:

C. Robert O'Dell, Shui Kwan Wong (Rice University) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:opo9713b
Type:Observation
Release date:12 May 1997, 17:00
Size:644 x 768 px

About the Object

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

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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