154-240

One of 42 new proplyds discovered in the Orion Nebula, 154-240 is one of the bright proplyds that lies relatively close to the nebula’s brightest star, Theta 1 Orionis C. This tadpole-shaped tail is actually a jet of matter flowing away from the excited cusp.

Credit:

NASA/ESA and L. Ricci (ESO)

About the Image

Id:heic0917ai
Type:Observation
Release date:14 December 2009, 16:00
Related releases:heic0917
Size:128 x 128 px

About the Object

Name:154-240, Messier 42, Orion Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Protoplanetary
• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:1400 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
R
775 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
H-alpha
658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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