Red Rectangle overview image 1 (ground-based image)

This is a ground-based view of the sky around the Red Rectangle. The image spans a square of one degree and was constructed from three images from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 taken in Blue, Infrared and Red (shown as blue, green and red respectively). Note that the HST picture only shows the innermost part of the nebula.

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About the Image

Id:heic0408c
Type:Observation
Release date:11 May 2004, 15:00
Related releases:heic0408
Size:3564 x 3571 px

About the Object

Name:HD 44179, Red Rectangle
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula
Distance:2300 light years
Constellation:Monoceros

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):6 19 58.30
Position (Dec):-10° 38' 14.74"
Field of view:59.91 x 60.02 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
DSS
Optical
R
DSS

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