Serpens Nebula, seen by HAWK-I

This image shows the Serpens Nebula as seen by the HAWK-I instrument installed on the Very Large Telescope of the European Southern Observatory. The filters used by HAWK-I to create this image cover wavelengths similar to the filters used by Hubble.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:heic1819b
Type:Observation
Release date:31 October 2018, 18:00
Related releases:heic1819
Size:1985 x 1911 px

About the Object

Name:Serpens nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Distance:1300 light years
Constellation:Serpens Cauda
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 29 57.71
Position (Dec):1° 14' 1.24"
Field of view:3.53 x 3.40 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.3° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Infrared
J
Very Large Telescope (VLT)
HAWK-I
Infrared
H
Very Large Telescope (VLT)
HAWK-I
Infrared
K
Very Large Telescope (VLT)
HAWK-I

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