Orion Nebula (M42)

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About this Image

This image was produced by filtering out the large scale structure in this image of the Orion Nebula, M42. Note a web of string-like features with typical widths of a few arcseconds (~1016 cm), which are concentrated throughout the Trapezium region.

Investigator(s):  F. Yusef-Zadeh

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Technical Data

    Telescope VLA 
    Type of Observation Continuum Observations 
    Band L 
    Wavelength 20 cm 
    Frequency 1.4 GHz 
    Center of Image RA: 05:32:50.00, Dec: -5:25:0.00 (B1950)  
    Field of View 0.0833 x 0.0833 degrees  
    Technical Caption VLA in A+B+C+D configuration using 26 antennas. Resolution 2\  

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