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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Om bilden

ID:eso1009a
Typ:Observation
Publiceringsdatum:3 mars 2010 12:00
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso1009
Storlek:6670 x 5018 px

Om objektet

Namn:NGC 1788
Typ:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Avstånd:3000 ljusår
Constellation:Orion
Kategori:Nebulae

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Koordinater

Position (RA):5 6 54.03
Position (Dec):-3° 20' 31.48"
Field of view:26.44 x 19.89 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord är 0.0° höger om lodrätt

Färger och filter

BandTeleskop
Synligt ljus
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Synligt ljus
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Synligt ljus
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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