Orion Nebula: Hubble Space Telescope View Vs. Ground-Based View

Orion Nebula: Hubble Space Telescope View Vs. Ground-Based View

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News release ID: STScI-1990-24
Release Date: Oct 4, 1990
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

This composite image shows the location of a one light-year square region in the Orion Nebula, which was imaged by WFPC. The area is near the edge of a cavity of ionized hydrogen, which is heated by ultraviolet radiation from a star cluster at the center of the nebula. (Ground-based Orion Nebula photo copyright David Malin/Anglo-Australian Southern Observatory)


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Annotated Observations, Emission Nebulas, Nebulas

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NASA, ESA, and STScI;
Ground Image: Copyright D. Malin/Anglo-Australian Southern Observatory