MUSE image of the Orion Nebula

This colour composite of the Orion Nebula was created from data from the new MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. For each part of this spectacular star formation region this new instrument splits the light up into its component colours — revealing in detail the chemical and physical properties of each point. This picture is based on a mosaic of many MUSE datasets that were obtained soon after the instrument achieved first light in early 2014.

To make this picture selected regions of the spectrum were extracted to form a single colour image. Although this is impressive it is only a tiny fraction of the information in the full MUSE three-dimensional dataset.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

ESO/MUSE consortium/R. Bacon

Um myndina

Auðkenni:eso1407d
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Mar 5, 2014, 12:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1407
Stærð:1748 x 1460 px

Um fyrirbærið

Nafn:M 42, Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Tegund:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission
Constellation:Orion
Flokkur:Nebulae

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Position (RA):5 35 16.89
Position (Dec):-5° 23' 43.02"
Field of view:5.82 x 4.86 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.0° vinstri frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðSjónauki
SýnilegtVery Large Telescope
MUSE