VLT image of the cometary globule CG4

Like the gaping mouth of a gigantic celestial creature, the cometary globule CG4 glows menacingly in this image from ESO’s Very Large Telescope. Although it looks huge and bright in this image it is actually a faint nebula and not easy to observe. The exact nature of CG4 remains a mystery.

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About the Image

Id:eso1503a
Típus:Observation
Közzététel napja:2015. január 28. 12.00
Related releases:eso1503
Size:3461 x 3436 px

About the Object

Név:CG4
Típus:Milky Way : Nebula
Distance:1300 light years
Constellation:Puppis
Category:Nebulae

Képformátumok

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Coordinates

Position (RA):7 34 19.91
Position (Dec):-46° 56' 6.50"
Field of view:7.26 x 7.21 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 89.9° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
H-alpha
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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