NGC 1788

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Object identification (3.7MB)

DSLR widefield image

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: Astro-Physics 175mm f/8 Starfire EDF with field flattener (f=1452mm)
Camera: Moravian G4-16000 with Baader filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: 10micron GM3000 HPS
Exposure time: L 30x6min / R 12x6min / G 12x6min / B 12x6min
Exposure time total: 6h 36min

Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl