NGC 1788

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


20in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8.4
Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount
SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

L R G B color production was used to create this image.

Luminance = 0 minutes binned 1x1
Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2
Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2
Blue = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Minimum credit line: Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF
(bottom image) Gert Gottschalk and Sibylle Freohlich/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF

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Updated: 10/01/2003