NICMOS Peers Into Heart of Dying Star

The Egg Nebula, also known as CRL 2688, is shown as it appears in visible light with the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2(WFPC2).

Credit:

Rodger Thompson, Marcia Rieke, Glenn Schneider, Dean Hines (Universityof Arizona); Raghvendra Sahai (Jet Propulsion Laboratory); NICMOS Instrument Definition Team; and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:opo9711b
Type:Observation
Release date:12 May 1997, 17:00
Size:500 x 500 px

About the Object

Name:Egg Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula
Distance:1400 light years
Constellation:Cygnus
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):21 2 18.69
Position (Dec):36° 41' 37.90"
Field of view:0.66 x 0.66 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 56.2° right of vertical

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BandTelescope
Optical
R
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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