Infrared image of the BNKL star formation region

Infrared image of the BNKL star formation region

R570/0023 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 44.1MB

Downloadable file size: 2.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Infrared image of the BNKL star formation region in the Orion Nebula, showing the Becklin- Neugebauer object (bright spot at top) in the Kleinmann-Low nebula. The image was recorded at a wavelength of 12.75 microns by a special infrared camera developed by Dr John F. Arens & colleagues at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, USA. The picture is colour-coded for intensity of infrared emission, from white for the most intense emission through to blue for the least intense. The newborn star at the heart of the Becklin- Neugebauer object is believed to be only a few thousand years old.

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

Keywords: astronomy, becklin-neugebauer object, bnkl object, cosmology, evolution, infrared astronomy, kleinmann-low nebula, orion nebula, science, star birth, starbirth, stellar formation

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