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Picture of the Day - Orion’s Belt and the Flame Nebula

Published by Matt on Tue Oct 5, 2010 1:16 pm via: ESO
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This spectacular visible light wide-field view of part of the famous belt of the great celestial hunter Orion shows the region of the sky around the Flame Nebula. The whole image is filled with glowing gas clouds illuminated by hot blue young stars.

Orion’s Belt and the Flame Nebula. Credit: ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin

Orion’s Belt and the Flame Nebula. Credit: ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin

The picture was created from photographs in red and blue light forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The field of view is approximately three degrees.

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