Baby Eagle Nebula, LBN 777

This image was obtained with the wide-field view of the Mosaic camera on the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. LBN 777 is a portion of the large cloud of dust and gas known as the Taurus Molecular Cloud. The brownish color is caused by large dust grains embedded in the gas. The dust reflects the light of the stars inside and near the nebula. The image was generated with observations in B (blue), V (green) and I (red) filters. In this image, North is down, East is to the right.

Credit:

T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA)

About the Image

Id:noao-lbn777
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:34 p.m.
Size:7846 x 7071 px

About the Object

Name:Baby Eagle Nebula, LBN 777
Constellation:Taurus
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):4 4 20.67
Position (Dec):26° 22' 48.46"
Field of view:34.18 x 30.89 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 180.0° left of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
436 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1
Optical
V
537 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1
Optical
I
805 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1