Astrophysics (index)

Trapezium Cluster

(Orion Trapezium Cluster, Theta Orionis)
(open cluster of stars in Orion Nebula)

The Trapezium Cluster (or Orion Trapezium Cluster or Theta Orionis) is an Open Cluster of stars in the Orion Nebula, within Orion. Four relatively bright stars are visible. The Orion Nebula is studied as an example of a Star-Forming Region (SFR) within a cloud of Cosmic Dust. It is about 412 Parsecs (pc) distant.

(open cluster,star forming region,SFR)
/Lookback Years
~0412pc1.34klyTrapezium Cluster