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Nebula in Serpens

This image shows a close-up view of detector 1 of HAWK-I. Despite a total exposure time of only 1 minute in each of three infrared filters, the image shows great detail in this million-year old region, revealing red young stars, reflection nebulae and dark clouds of gas and dust very clearly.

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About the Image

Id:eso0736c
Type:Observation
Release date:22 August 2007
Related releases:eso0736
Size:1985 x 1911 px

About the Object

Name:Serpens Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Dark
• X - Nebulae
Distance:1000 light years
Constellation:Serpens Cauda

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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 29 57.71
Position (Dec):1° 14' 1.24"
Field of view:3.53 x 3.40 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.3° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Infrared
J
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrared
H
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrared
K
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I

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