Great Orion Nebula

Great Orion Nebula

C007/6389 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.0MB

Downloadable file size: 1.8MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator

This image is part of the feature Beautiful Nebulae


Caption: Great Orion Nebula. Optical image of the emission nebulae M42 (right, large) and M43 (centre left, smaller) in the constellation Orion, together making up what is known as the Great Orion Nebula. Emission nebulae are clouds of gas and dust that glow due to the ionisation of hydrogen by hot young stars within them. These nebulae are about 1500 light years away. NGC 1977 (blue, upper left) is a reflection nebula. This image includes filters for the light from hydrogen (H-alpha), oxygen (OIII) and sulphur (SII) ions.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, dust, emission nebula, gas, great orion nebula, halpha, hydrogen, hydrogen alpha, ionised hydrogen, m42, m43, nebula, ngc 1977, night sky, oiii, optical, orion, oxygen, reflection nebula, sii, space, sulfur, sulphur, telescope, universe, visible

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.