Festive nebulae

This glowing nebula, named NGC 248, is located within the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way and about 200 000 light-years from Earth. The nebula was observed with Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys in September 2015, as part of a survey called the Small Magellanic cloud Investigation of Dust and Gas Evolution (SMIDGE).

Credit:

NASA, ESA, STScI, K. Sandstrom (University of California, San Diego), and the SMIDGE team.

About the Image

Id:heic1623a
Type:Observation
Release date:20 December 2016, 19:00
Related releases:heic1623
Size:2667 x 2667 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 248
Type:Local Universe : Nebula : Appearance : Emission
Distance:200000 light years
Constellation:Tucana
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 45 22.85
Position (Dec):-73° 22' 43.90"
Field of view:2.22 x 2.22 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 3.1° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
g
475 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
550 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
H-Alpha
658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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