Hubble - The Ghostbuster

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has caught a glimpse of a colorful cosmic ghost, the glowing remains of a dying star called NGC 6369. The glowing apparition is known to amateur astronomers as the 'Little Ghost Nebula', because it appears as a small, ghostly cloud surrounding the faint, dying central star.

Credit:

NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0225a
Type:Observation
Release date:7 November 2002, 06:00
Size:1450 x 1450 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 6369
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
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Distance:3500 light years
Constellation:Ophiuchus

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439 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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656 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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