The Center of the Trapezium Cluster

The center of the Trapezium cluster showing the four massive energetic stars and a number of evaporating proto-planetary disks.

This false color mosaic, made by combining multiple Hubble Space Telescope images, was presented to the American Astronomical Society meeting in Toronto, Canada on January 14th, 1997.

Photo Credit: John Bally, Dave Devine, and Ralph Sutherland.

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The original version of this information is available at the Doug Johnstone's Orion Page, original from the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), University of Toronto.

Updated: January 19 '97, December 7 '11

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