KPNO image of M43
M43 from Greg Bothun's collection
Infrared image of M43, De Mairan's Nebula. This image was taken from the 2MASS Atlas images, obtained with the 2MASS IR telescopes in Arizona and Chile. It was cropped from a larger image of the whole Orion Nebula, M42/M43. Exposure time was only 10 minutes.
As all IR images it is a false-color image, in this case, color-coded for IR wavelengths bands, with red assigned to the coolest, longest wavelength and farthest IR radiation, blue to the warmest, shortest wavelength and nearest (to visible light) IR.
Last Modification: 11 Aug 2000, 20:45 MET