Vol. 582
In section 14. Catalogs and data

A MUSE map of the central Orion Nebula (M 42)

by P. M. Weilbacher, A. Monreal-Ibero, W. Kollatschny, et al. A&A 582, A114


The Orion Nebula is the closest stellar nursery to Earth that forms stars as massive as O- and B-stars. These stars are powering the well known Orion Nebula, an HII region visible to the naked eye and similar to the HII regions seen in galaxies across the Universe. Weilbacher et al. present data from a new integral-field spectroscopic dataset of the central part of the nebula, which was observed with the MUSE instrument at the ESO VLT. These data represent one of the largest integral field mosaics to date in terms of information and the final reduced data, and data products are made available to the community.