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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.

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About the Image

Id:eso0202a
Type:Observation
Release date:25 January 2002
Related releases:eso0202
Size:4961 x 5105 px

About the Object

Name:Barnard 33, Horsehead Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Dark
• X - Nebulae
Distance:1300 light years
Constellation:Orion

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 40 58.99
Position (Dec):-2° 27' 29.64"
Field of view:6.53 x 6.72 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 89.9° left of vertical
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Very Large Telescope
FORS2
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Very Large Telescope
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