VLT image of the cometary globule CG4

Like the gaping mouth of a gigantic celestial creature, the cometary globule CG4 glows menacingly in this image from ESO’s Very Large Telescope. Although it looks huge and bright in this image it is actually a faint nebula and not easy to observe. The exact nature of CG4 remains a mystery.

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Auðkenni:eso1503a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Jan 28, 2015, 12:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1503
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Nafn:CG4
Tegund:Milky Way : Nebula
Fjarlægð:1300 ljósár
Constellation:Puppis
Flokkur:Nebulae

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Position (RA):7 34 19.91
Position (Dec):-46° 56' 6.50"
Field of view:7.26 x 7.21 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 89.9° højre frá lóðréttu

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