Highlights of Messier 78: a reflection nebula in Orion

This panel highlights three regions from a new image of the reflection nebula Messier 78 that was captured using the Wide Field Imager camera on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory, Chile. The upper panel covers the most northerly part of the nebula and reveals the illuminating star at its heart and many complex dust structures. The central panel highlights the rich textures of the dust clouds around the central part of Messier 78. The lower panel shows the peculiar, highly variable, McNeil’s Nebula as well as many strange pink features created by jets from newborn stars.

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ESO and Igor Chekalin

About the Image

Id:eso1105c
Típus:Observation
Közzététel napja:2011. február 16. 12.00
Related releases:eso1105
Size:3229 x 5517 px

About the Object

Név:Messier 78
Típus:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Distance:1400 light years
Category:Nebulae

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