Best of AOP - Diffuse Nebulae

NGC 1788

NGC 1788 is a reflection nebula in Orion. Gas and dust scatter blue wavelengths of light and make the overall appearance of this cloud bluish. Clouds of gas toward the Orion Molecular Cloud are all 1000 to 3000 light years away. This is a very short and low-resolution exposure of the interesting nebula.

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Last Updated: 09-Jun-2014

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Equipment

20in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8.1

Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

Luminance = ? minutes binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Minimum credit line: Gert Gottschalk and Sibylle Freohlich/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF