A Reflection Nebula in Orion

Just weeks after NASA astronauts repaired the Hubble Space Telescope in December 1999, the Hubble Heritage Project snapped this picture of NGC 1999, a nebula in the constellation Orion. The Heritage astronomers, in collaboration with scientists in Texas and Ireland, used Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) to obtain this colour image.

Credit:

NASA/ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0010a
Type:Observation
Release date:2 March 2000, 07:00
Size:750 x 763 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1999
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:1500 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
450 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
R
675 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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