Around NGC 1788
The delicate nebula NGC 1788 is located in a dark and often neglected corner of the Orion constellation. 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 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 covers a field of view of 3 x 2.9 degrees, and shows that the Bat Nebula is part of much larger nebulosity.
ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2
About the Image
|Release date:||3 March 2010, 12:00|
|Size:||10667 x 10378 px|
About the Object
|Position (RA):||5 6 54.03|
|Position (Dec):||-3° 20' 30.98"|
|Field of view:||183.01 x 178.05 arcminutes|
|Orientation:||North is 0.0° left of vertical|
Colours & filters
|445 nm||Digitized Sky Survey 2|
|658 nm||Digitized Sky Survey 2|