Zooming in on the Horsehead Nebula (2D)

This video zooms into part of the sky in the constellation of Orion (The Hunter) ending on new infrared Hubble observations of the Horsehead Nebula (otherwise known as Barnard 33). This new image has been released to celebrate 23 years of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

The data in this video come from Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3, and the European Southern Observatory’s Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA).


NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI); ESO

About the Video

Release date:19 April 2013, 15:00
Related releases:heic1307
Duration:30 s

About the Object

Name:Barnard 33, Horsehead Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Dark : Molecular Cloud



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