Hubble Orion - Buy Hubble Orion Print - high resolution space images - Sky Image Lab
Hubble Orion Nebula

Hubble Orion Nebula

Regular price $80.00

Add up to 3 prints per crate.
Add crate to cart ($55)

Hubble Orion Nebula Composite Photo
M43 M42 Trapezium

This dramatic image offers a peek inside a cavern of roiling dust and gas where thousands of stars are forming. The image, taken by the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, represents the sharpest view ever taken of this region, called the Orion Nebula. More than 3,000 stars of various sizes appear in this image. Some of them have never been seen in visible light. These stars reside in a dramatic dust-and-gas landscape of plateaus, mountains, and valleys that are reminiscent of the Grand Canyon.

The Great Orion Nebula is a picture book of star formation, from the massive, young stars that are shaping the nebula to the pillars of dense gas that may be the homes of budding stars. The bright central region is the home of the four heftiest stars in the nebula. The stars are called the Trapezium because they are arranged in a trapezoid pattern. Ultraviolet light unleashed by these stars is carving a cavity in the nebula and disrupting the growth of hundreds of smaller stars. Located near the Trapezium stars are stars still young enough to have disks of material encircling them. These disks are called protoplanetary disks or "proplyds" and are too small to see clearly in this image. The disks are the building blocks of solar systems.

The bright glow at upper left is from M43, a small region being shaped by a massive, young star's ultraviolet light. Astronomers call the region a miniature Orion Nebula because only one star is sculpting the landscape. The Orion Nebula has four such stars. Next to M43 are dense, dark pillars of dust and gas that point toward the Trapezium. These pillars are resisting erosion from the Trapezium's intense ultraviolet light. The glowing region on the right reveals arcs and bubbles formed when stellar winds - streams of charged particles ejected from the Trapezium stars - collide with material.

The faint red stars near the bottom are the myriad brown dwarfs that Hubble spied for the first time in the nebula in visible light. Sometimes called "failed stars," brown dwarfs are cool objects that are too small to be ordinary stars because they cannot sustain nuclear fusion in their cores the way our Sun does. The dark red column, below, left, shows an illuminated edge of the cavity wall.

The Orion Nebula is 1,500 light-years away, the nearest star-forming region to Earth. Astronomers used 520 Hubble images, taken in five colors, to make this picture. They also added ground-based photos to fill out the nebula. The ACS mosaic covers approximately the apparent angular size of the full moon.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team
Publisher's Note:
This image is extremely high resolution and produces tack-sharp prints at virtually any size.
See also, a stunning, close-up image of this same Nebula at equally high resolution.

    Sizes are in inches and these are our defaults. If you require custom border sizes or no border, then please contact us or specify in the comments section at Checkout.

    Unframed Premium and Fine Art Prints

    Prints over 11"x14" come with borders by default.

    Paper Size Image Size Border
    04"x06" 04"x06" 0"
    05"x07" 05"x07" 0"
    08"x10" 08"x10" 0"
    11"x14" 10"x13" 0.5"
    12"x18" 11"x17" 0.5"
    16"x20" 15"x19" 0.5"
    24"x30" 22"x28" 1"
    24"x36" 22"34" 1"
    30"x40" 28"x38" 1"
      All images are cropped to fit the selected size within +/- .5". Therefore, some part of the image may not appear in the final print, when comparing to the online thumbnail. This missing part may appear on the sides or the top and bottom. This is a standard printing practice so that the finished product will fit standard frame sizes. This cropping is the default action.

      If you would like uncropped images, tell us by putting a note in the comment section at Checkout. Keep in mind that the uncropped image size will always be smaller than the ordered size.

      The actual sizes of objects in the image may not vary within 1/2" due to printer resizing during the final print imaging on the printers.

      Shipping Policies

      $4.99 Flat shipping for small Unframed Prints

      • Orders 11x14 and smaller that fit in a smaller mailer will be shipped flat by USPS First Class for $4.99 to anywhere within the US.

      Unframed Prints larger than 11x14

      • Our Premium and Fine Art prints larger than 11x14 will be carefully rolled, and shipped in a sturdy tube.

      Large Size & Custom Size Products

      • Products over 40" long that are shipped flat, such as MetalPrints, may require freight shipping. We can provide freight quotes for these orders. Please allow additional time for the delivery.
      • Custom sizes may incur an increased shipping charge due to special handling required.

      Shipping Outside of Contiguous US, Expedited Shipping, and Special Requests

      • We ship worldwide and have served customers from over 100 different countries.
      • We cannot be responsible for any customs duties and tariffs imposed on our shipments to your country. Please contact us at for any questions.

      Shipping Pricing

      Unframed prints under 11x14 are $4.99 for Economy USA orders since they can be sent out flat. For larger size unframed prints, they are $6.99. For all else, shipping cost are based on price per item. Please see below.

      Shipping is not a profit center for us. With that said, we will package your order in a protected, industry-standard method so that the order arrives safely at your door.

      Note: Shipping transit times below are dependent on the carrier's ability to deliver on time and are not guaranteed by Sky Image Lab.

      Economy Shipping (USA)

      Item Price Destination Production Days Days in Transit Total Days Shipping Cost

      Up to $60


      2 3-6 5-8 $18
      $61-$209 USA 3-5 3-6 6-11


      $210-$599 USA 3-5 3-6 6-11 $28
      $600+ USA 4-6 3-6 7-12 $135

      Standard Shipping (USA)

       Item Price Destination Production Days Days in Transit Total Days Shipping Cost

      Up to $60


      2 2-4 4-6 $23
      $61-$209 USA 3-5 2-4 6-9


      $210-$599 USA 3-5 3-5 6-10 $35
      $600+ USA 4-6 3-5 7-11 $145


      International Shipping

      International shipping will be billed at cost depending on the shipping location.

      Publisher's Note:
      Unless specified, all images will be printed in either portrait or landscape orientation in the size you specify. The first product image on this page is cropped as a square for site consistency.

      Larger sized unframed prints will come with a border by default to allow your local framer to present your piece according to your preferences.

      Media Choices

      MetalPrint Ready to Hang

      Increasingly our most popular option. Dyes are directly infused into specially coated aluminum sheets, creating a highly vibrant, detailed print. Images will take on an almost magical luminescence.

      The print will be paired with a custom Float Mount Hanger, allowing for easy display that floats 0.5" off the wall.

      Learn More

      Gallary-wrapped Canvas

      Bring depth to any room with our canvas option. Made with a print on Professional Photo Paper bonded onto museum quality canvas. The print is then wrapped around an artist's stretcher frame at a 1-1.5" depth, with finished mounting hardware.

      Learn More

      Unframed Prints

      Premium Prints
      Uses Kodak ENDURA Premier Luster paper, providing a slight gloss, often pearl-like texture.

      Fine Art Prints
      Differentiate your presentation and show your audience how much you care about quality with Breathing Color Elegance Velvet paper. It has a high white point, remarkable ink load capacity, and best-in-class image quality that far exceeds the limitations of virtually every paper of its kind.

      Learn More