Helix Nebula: Detail Image 2

Detailed image of the Helix Nebula.

Credit:

NASA, NOAO, ESA, the Hubble Helix Nebula Team, M. Meixner (STScI), and T.A. Rector (NRAO).

About the Image

Id:heic0307g
Type:Observation
Release date:9 May 2003, 15:00
Related releases:heic0307
Size:2106 x 1610 px

About the Object

Name:Helix Nebula, Messier 57, NGC 7293
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Distance:2500 light years
Constellation:Aquarius

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):22 29 24.35
Position (Dec):-20° 50' 26.76"
Field of view:3.50 x 2.68 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 72.3° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
Oiii
502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
Pseudogreen
Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
H-alpha
658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

Notes: Additional information was contributed to this image by the National Science Foundation's 0.9-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory.

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