Orion Nebula (M42)

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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".

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  
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