Image of Dark Globule and Jet
The HH 47 jet complex and its associated Bok globule
are here seen against the background emission of the Gum Nebula.
The windswept appearance of the globule is caused by the luminous hot
stars at the center of the Gum Nebula towards the northwest. This
image is the sum of H-alpha and [S II] images obtained at
the ESO 3.5m New Technology Telescope. The field is
7.4' x 7.4' and north is up and east is to the left.
The gray rectangles indicate the placement of HH 47 within the
WFPC2 field of view.