A deep infrared view of the Orion Nebula from HAWK-I

Observatoire Cerro Paranal - Crédit ESOH Al. Drass

This spectacular image of the Orion Nebula star-formation region was obtained from multiple exposures using the HAWK-I infrared camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile. This is the deepest view ever of this region and reveals more very faint planetary-mass objects than expected.