Around NGC 1788

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eso_eso1009b March 3rd, 2010

Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2.  Acknowledgement: Davide de Martin

The delicate nebula NGC 1788 is located in a dark and often neglected corner of the constellation Orion. Although this ghostly cloud is rather isolated from Orions 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 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 covers a field of view of 3 x 2.9 degrees, and shows that the Bat Nebula is part of much larger nebulosity.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1009b/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, None, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 1788
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula
Eso_eso1009b_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 6m 54.0s
DEC = -3° 20’ 31.0”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
3.1 x 3.0 degrees
Constellation
Orion

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (B) 445.0 nm
Arrow_left_red Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (R) 658.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_red
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ID
eso1009b
Subject Category
B.4  
Subject Name
NGC 1788
Credits
ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2.  Acknowledgement: Davide de Martin
Release Date
2010-03-03T12:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1009b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Approximate maximum distance in light years from NOAO.
Facility
Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Instrument
None, None
Color Assignment
Blue, Red
Band
Optical, Optical
Bandpass
B, R
Central Wavelength
445, 658
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
76.725137, -3.341938
Reference Dimension
10667.0, 10378.0
Reference Pixel
5333.28288602, 5328.71879903
Scale
-0.00028593768, 0.00028593768
Rotation
0.00056413939
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
None
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1009b
Metadata Date
2010-02-25T11:26:38+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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There is no distance meta data in this image.