This is the visual image.
You may also see images at other wavelengths by clicking on the colorbar at a point above any of the dashed arrows (which point to other regions of the spectrum at which images are available). The solid arrow shows the spectral region you are seeing now. This is not intended to be a linear scale in wavelength, but only a rough guide to the wavelength of the observation.
This heavily embedded aggregate in the L1641 Center region is the location of a powerful molecular outflow (Fukui et al. 1986). This group was studied photometrically by Chen et al. (1993) and is extremely young as shown by the luminosity function (Strom, Strom & Merrill (1993). Many of the stars in this cluster suffer enormous extinctions (>30 magnitude). Few are seen in the visible.
This image was made with an optical CCD with a broad band filter centered at a wavelength near 5300 Å. While the images are not exactly aligned, you can easily see that most stars in the field are no longer visible at wavelengths this short wavelength!
If you wish more information about these images, a page is available for your perusal. You may also return to the overview page.
Chen, H., Tokunaga, A.T., Strom, K.M. & Hodapp, K.-W. 1993, ApJ, 407, 639
Fukui,Y. et al. 1986, ApJ Letters, 311, L85
Strom, K.M., Strom, S.E. & Merrill, K.M. 1993, ApJ, 412, 233