The Spirograph Nebula

Glowing like a multi-faceted jewel, the planetary nebula IC 418 lies about 2000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Lepus. In this picture, the Hubble telescope reveals some remarkable textures weaving through the nebula. Their origin, however, is still uncertain.

Credit:

NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0028a
Type:Observation
Release date:7 September 2000, 06:00
Size:465 x 495 px

About the Object

Name:IC 418, IRAS 05251-1244, Spirograph Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Distance:2000 light years
Constellation:Lepus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 27 28.26
Position (Dec):-12° 41' 50.23"
Field of view:0.35 x 0.38 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 42.8° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
Oiii
502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
H-alpha
656 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
Nii
658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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