NICMOS Peers Into Heart of Dying Star

The Egg Nebula, also known as CRL 2688, is shown as it appears in infrared light with Hubble's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS).

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
NASA caption
Id:opo9711c
Type:Observation
Release date:12 May 1997, 17:00
Size:229 x 250 px

About the Object

Name:CRL 2688, Egg Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:1400 light years

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Infrared
Near-IR
Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS

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