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Bok Globule B68

This view of the dark cloud B68, a so-called Bok globule, is a false-colour composite based on a visible (here rendered as blue), a near-infrared (green) and an infrared (red) image. Since the light from stars behind the cloud is only visible at the longest (infrared) wavelengths, they appear red.

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso0102b
Type:Observation
Release date:10 January 2001
Related releases:eso0102
Size:2301 x 2286 px

About the Object

Name:B 68, Barnard 68
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Dark : Bok Globule
• X - Nebulae
Distance:500 light years
Constellation:Ophiuchus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):17 22 38.25
Position (Dec):-23° 49' 34.42"
Field of view:4.86 x 4.83 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
440 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrared
I
768 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrared
K
2.16 μm New Technology Telescope
SofI

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