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About this Object

Object Name:

Horsehead Nebula • Barnard 33

Object Description:

Dark Nebula

Position (J2000):

R.A. 05h 40m 59.00s
Dec. -02 27' 30.0"

Constellation:

Orion

Distance:

About 490 pc (1,600 light-years) 

Dimensions:

The image is roughly 0.67 pc (2.2 light-years) in the horizontal dimension.

About the Data

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Dates:

August/September 2000; January/February 2001

Exposure Time:

4.6 hours

Filters:

F439W (B), F555W (V), F656N (Ha), F814W (I)

Principal Astronomers:

K. Noll (Hubble Heritage PI), C. Luginbuhl (USNO), F. Hamilton, H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, Z. Levay (Hubble Heritage Team, STScI), J. English (U. Manitoba), R. Whitaker (St. Andrews, U.K.).

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA, NOAO, ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

April 24 , 2001 9:00 a.m. (EDT)

Orientation/Scale: