Red Rectangle overview image 2 [ground-based]

This ground-based image was taken with the European Southern Observatory's New Technology Telescope at La Silla Observatory. The image is constructed from three exposures through a blue filter, Hydrogen-alpha filter and a red filter. Note that the HST picture only shows the innermost part of the nebula.

Credit:

ESA, ESO and Hans van Winckel (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)

About the Image

Id:heic0408d
Type:Observation
Release date:11 May 2004, 15:00
Related releases:heic0408
Size:644 x 863 px

About the Object

Name:HD 44179, Red Rectangle
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:2300 light years

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
New Technology Telescope (NTT)
Optical
R
New Technology Telescope (NTT)
Optical
H-alpha
New Technology Telescope (NTT)

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