The cosmic bat — NGC 1788

The delicate nebula NGC 1788, located in a dark and often neglected corner of the Orion constellation, is revealed in this finely nuanced image. Although this ghostly cloud is rather isolated from Orion’s bright stars, their powerful winds and light have a strong impact on the nebula, forging its shape and making it a home to a multitude of infant suns.

This image has been obtained using the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. It combines images taken through blue, green and red filters, as well as a special filter designed to let through the light of glowing hydrogen. The field is about 30 arcminutes across; North is up, and East to the left.

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Über das Bild

ID:eso1009a
Typ:Beobachtung
Veröffentlichungsdatum:3. März 2010 12:00
Dazugehörige Veröffentlichungen:eso1009
Größe:6670 x 5018 px

Über das Objekt

Name:NGC 1788
Typ:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Entfernung:3000 Lichtjahre
Constellation:Orion
Kategorie:Nebulae

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Koordinaten

Position (RA):5 6 54.03
Position (Dec):-3° 20' 31.48"
Field of view:26.44 x 19.89 arcminutes
Orientierung:Die Nordrichtung liegt 0.0° rechts zur Vertikale

Farben & Filter

SpektralbereichTeleskop
Optisch
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optisch
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optisch
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

Siehe auch