WFPC2 V and I image of NGC 6369

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has caught a glimpse of a 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 H. Bond (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0225b
Type:Observation
Release date:7 November 2002, 06:00
Size:369 x 400 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 17262-2343, Little Ghost Nebula, NGC 6369
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:3500 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

Image Formats

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