NGC 1788

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NGC 1788
Reflection nebula
NGC 1788 is located in a dark and often neglected corner of the Orion constellation. This image has been obtained using the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory.
Observation data: J2000 epoch
Right ascension05h 06m 54s[1]
Declination−03° 21′ 00″[1]
Distance1,300 ly
Apparent magnitude (V)9.0
Apparent dimensions (V)8′ × 8′
See also: Lists of nebulae

NGC 1788 is a reflection nebula in the constellation of Orion. It is rather sharply defined on its southwest perimeter where it is flanked by the dark nebula known as Lynds 1616. Lynds 1616 is apparently part of NGC 1788. The brightest involved star is 10th magnitude and lies in the northwest sector.



  1. ^ a b "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Results for NGC 1788. Retrieved 2007-04-03.
  2. ^ "A Cosmic Bat in Flight". Retrieved 18 March 2019.

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Coordinates: Sky map 05h 06m 54s, −03° 21′ 00″