Kleinmann-Low Nebula

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Kleinmann-Low Nebula
Nebula
New Hubble image of Kleinmann-Low Nebula.jpg
Composite image of the Kleinmann-Low Nebula[1]
Credit: NASA, ESA/Hubble
Observation data: J2000 epoch
Right ascension 05h 35m 14.16s[2]
Declination −05° 22′ 21.5″[2]
Constellation Orion
See also: Lists of nebulae

The Kleinmann-Low Nebula (also known as the Orion KL Nebula) is an active star forming region. It is a cluster of stars within a molecular cloud.[3][4]

The Kleinmann-Low Nebula is the at the heart of the Orion Nebula, and is the most active star-forming region in it. Because of the thick dust surrounding it, it is observed primarily with infrared light, since visible light cannot pass through it.[3] It is named after Douglas Kleinmann and Frank J. Low, who discovered the nebula in 1967.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Hubble mosaic of the Orion Nebula - Hunting for rogue planets and runaway stars". www.spacetelescope.org. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "NAME Orion-KL". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 30 July 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Nemiroff, R.; Bonnell, J., eds. (2 March 1999). "The Kleinmann-Low Nebula". Astronomy Picture of the Day. NASA. 
  4. ^ Ferland pp191
  5. ^ David Darling. "Kleinmann-Low Nebula". The Internet Encyclopedia of Science. Retrieved 30 July 2017. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Ferland G. J. Osterbrock Donald E. (2005) Astrophysics of gaseous nebulae and active galactic nuclei University Science Books ISBN 978-1-891389-34-4