The Horsehead Nebula

An enlargement of a smaller area. Technical information about these photos is available below. This is an enlargement of a smaller area, measuring 3.8 x 4.1 arcmin 2 . North is to the left and east is down (the usual orientation for showing this object). The frames were recorded with a TK2048 SITe CCD and the ESO-FIERA Controller, built by the Optical Detector Team (ODT). The images were prepared by Cyril Cavadore (ESO-ODT), by means of Prism software.

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About the Image

Id:eso0202b
Type:Observation
Release date:25 January 2002
Related releases:eso0202
Size:1139 x 1256 px

About the Object

Name:Barnard 33, Horsehead Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Dark
• X - Nebulae
Distance:1400 light years
Constellation:Orion

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 40 58.99
Position (Dec):-2° 27' 30.14"
Field of view:3.81 x 4.20 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 89.9° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS2

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