The Horsehead Nebula*

A reproduction of a composite colour image of the Horsehead Nebula and its immediate surroundings. It is based on three exposures in the visual part of the spectrum with the FORS2 multi-mode instrument at the 8.2-m KUEYEN telescope at Paranal. It was produced from three images, obtained on February 1, 2000, with the FORS2 multi-mode instrument at the 8.2-m KUEYEN Unit Telescope and extracted from the VLT Science Archive Facility . The frames were obtained in the B-band (600 sec exposure; wavelength 429 nm; FWHM 88 nm; here rendered as blue), V-band (300 sec; 554 nm; 112 nm; green) and R-band (120 sec; 655 nm; 165 nm; red). The original pixel size is 0.2 arcsec. The photo shows the full field recorded in all three colours, approximately 6.5 x 6.7 arcmin 2 . The seeing was about 0.75 arcsec.

This image is available as a mounted image in the ESOshop.

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Om bildet

ID:eso0202a
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:25. januar 2002
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso0202
Størrelse:4961 x 5105 px

Om objektet

Navn:Barnard 33, Horsehead Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Dark
Avstand:1300 lysår
Constellation:Orion
Kategori:Nebulae

Mounted Image

Bildeformater

Stor JPEG
10,2 MB
Medium JPEG
318,5 KB

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Koordinater

Position (RA):5 40 58.99
Position (Dec):-2° 27' 29.64"
Field of view:6.53 x 6.72 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 89.9° til venstre for vertikalen

Farger og filtre

BåndTeleskop
Optisk
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS2
Optisk
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS2
Optisk
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS2

 

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