NGC 6302 (ground-based)

The Bug Nebula, NGC 6302, here imaged with the 3.6 metre telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory by astronomer Romano L.M. Corradi.

Credit:

ESA/NASA & Romano Corradi (ING)

About the Image

Id:heic0407b
Type:Observation
Release date:29 April 2004, 10:00
Related releases:heic0407
Size:987 x 822 px

About the Object

Name:Bug Nebula, NGC 6302
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Distance:4000 light years
Constellation:Scorpius
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):17 13 43.38
Position (Dec):-37° 6' 10.47"
Field of view:7.24 x 6.03 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.3° left of vertical

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