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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Auðkenni:eso1009a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Mar 3, 2010, 12:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1009
Stærð:6670 x 5018 px

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Nafn:NGC 1788
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Fjarlægð:3000 ljósár
Constellation:Orion
Flokkur:Nebulae

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Position (RA):5 6 54.03
Position (Dec):-3° 20' 31.48"
Field of view:26.44 x 19.89 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.0° højre frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðSjónauki
Sýnilegt
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Sýnilegt
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Sýnilegt
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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