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.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

About the Image

Id:eso1009b
Type:Observation
Release date:3 March 2010, 12:00
Related releases:eso1009
Size:10667 x 10378 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1788
Type:• X - Nebulae
Distance:3000 light years
Constellation:Orion

Image Formats

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Coordinates

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

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
445 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
658 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2

 

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