New Hubble image of Kleinmann-Low Nebula

This composite image of the Kleinmann-Low Nebula, part of the Orion Nebula complex, is composed of several pointings of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in optical and near-infrared light. Infrared light allows to peer through the dust of the nebula and to see the stars therein. The revealed stars are shown with a bright red colour in the image.

With this image, showing the central region of the Orion Nebula, scientists were looking for rogue planets and brown dwarfs. As side-effect they found a fast-moving runaway star.

Credit:

NASA, ESA/Hubble

About the Image

Id:heic1705a
Type:Observation
Release date:17 March 2017, 18:00
Related releases:heic1705
Size:4699 x 3132 px

About the Object

Name:Orion Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distance:1400 light years
Constellation:Orion
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 35 14.65
Position (Dec):-5° 23' 36.63"
Field of view:7.84 x 5.22 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
i
775 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
CH_4
1.39 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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