The dark nebula LDN 483

The Wide Field Imager (WFI) on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile snapped this image of the dark nebula LDN 483. The object is a region of space clogged with gas and dust. These materials are dense enough to effectively eclipse the light of background stars. LDN 483 is located about 700 light-years away in the constellation of Serpens (The Serpent).

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1501a
Type:Observation
Release date:7 January 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1501
Size:8704 x 8417 px

About the Object

Name:LDN 483
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Dark : Molecular Cloud
Constellation:Serpens Cauda
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 17 27.59
Position (Dec):-4° 38' 6.13"
Field of view:34.54 x 33.40 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
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I
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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