Bat Shadow

This image shows only the feature which was nicknamed the Bat Shadow. It is the shadow of a protoplanetary disc orbiting the star in the centre of the image.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and STScI

About the Image

Id:heic1819d
Type:Observation
Release date:31 October 2018, 18:00
Related releases:heic1819
Size:1446 x 1248 px

About the Object

Name:HBC 672, Serpens nebula
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Protoplanetary
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Distance:1300 light years
Constellation:Serpens Cauda
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 29 56.79
Position (Dec):1° 14' 44.92"
Field of view:0.72 x 0.62 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 12.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
J
1.25 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
H
1.64 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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