The mouthpiece of the Pipe Nebula

This picture shows Barnard 59, part of a vast dark cloud of interstellar dust called the Pipe Nebula. This new and very detailed image of what is known as a dark nebula was captured by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory. This image is so large that it is strongly recommended to use the zoomable version to appreciate it fully.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1233a
Type:Observation
Release date:15 August 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1233
Size:15848 x 14827 px

About the Object

Name:Barnard 59, Nebula, Pipe Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Dark
Distance:600 light years
Constellation:Ophiuchus
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):17 11 16.83
Position (Dec):-27° 22' 12.26"
Field of view:62.87 x 58.81 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical

 

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