Becklin-Neugebauer-Kleinman-Low (BNKL) Nebula

NEWFIRM Sees First Light |  The BNKL Nebula in the constellation Orion was one of the first targets of the initial science verification runs for the NOAO NEWFIRM infrared imager at the Mayall 4-meter telescope. This image is a portion of one full image, selected to show the fine detail that is already apparent.

Image Credit: J. Bally (U. Colorado), J. Walawender (U. of Hawaii), R. Probst & F. Valdes and NOAO/AURA/NSF