NGC 1788  -  wide field

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Object data of NGC1788

Object type: Reflection nebula
Size: 5' x 3'
Magnitude: -
Constellation: Ori
Distance: 1,300 Ly
Notes: NGC 1788 is a reflection nebula in the constellation Orion. NGC 1788 is an unusual reflection nebula (bluish white at the center) surrounded by a glowing red ring of hydrogen gas. The stars inside the nebula are only about a million years old, which is very young compared to most stars. The ring of glowing hydrogen gas is energized by nearby hot, massive stars.

Exposure data

Date: 2017-11-17 + 18 + 19 + 20
Location: ATHOS Centro Astronomico / La Palma (900m)
Telescope: TEC APO 110 FL (f=616mm)
Camera: Canon EOS6D (ISO800)
Mount: 10micron GM3000 HPS
Exposure time: 73x5min
Exposure time total: 6h 05min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl