Orion Nebula (M42)

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Description

Unlike optical and ultraviolet images in which extinction by dust affect interpretation of optical images and in which a considerable fraction of the continuum emission is due to dust-scattered light, this image shows a true distribution of ionized gas. This picture shows the Trapezium region in red and its immediate surroundings such as the ionized "bar".

Creator

Legacy Astronomical Images

Rights

NRAO/AUI/NSF does not hold full copyright for this image. Contact the archivist for details.

Type

Legacy Astronomical Image

Object Name

M42

Investigators

F. Yusef-Zadeh

Telescope

Very Large Array (VLA)

Type of Observation

continuum

Band

L

Wavelength

20 cm

Frequency

1.4 GHz

Center of Image

RA 5:32:50.000, Dec: -5:25:0.000 (B1950)

Field of View

0.083300 x 0.083300 degrees

Link to journal article

Notes

Contact the archivist for a high resolution tif of this image.

Series

Galactic Sources Series

Unit

Star Forming Regions Unit

Citation

Legacy Astronomical Images, “Orion Nebula (M42),” NRAO Archives, accessed December 3, 2021, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/33497.