A Cosmic Bat in Flight

Hidden in one of the darkest corners of the Orion constellation, this Cosmic Bat is spreading its hazy wings through interstellar space two thousand light-years away. It is illuminated by the young stars nestled in its core — despite being shrouded by opaque clouds of dust, their bright rays still illuminate the nebula. Too dim to be discerned by the naked eye, NGC 1788 reveals its soft colours to ESO's Very Large Telescope in this image — the most detailed to date.

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Auðkenni:eso1904a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Mar 14, 2019, 15:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1904
Stærð:1683 x 1642 px

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Nafn:NGC 1788
Tegund:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Constellation:Orion
Flokkur:Nebulae

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Position (RA):5 6 53.20
Position (Dec):-3° 21' 11.79"
Field of view:7.07 x 6.90 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.1° højre frá lóðréttu

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440 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
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557 nmVery Large Telescope
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655 nmVery Large Telescope
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