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.