Hubble's Planetary Nebula Gallery. A View of NGC 5307

NGC 5307 also lies in Centaurus but is about 10, 000 light-years away and has a diameter of approximately 0.6 light-year. It is an example of a planetary nebula with a pinwheel or spiral structure; each blob of gas ejected from the central star has a counterpart on the opposite side of the star.

Credit:

Howard Bond ( Space Telescope Science Institute), Robin Ciardullo (Pennsylvania State University) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9738h
Type:Observation
Release date:17 December 1997, 06:00
Size:563 x 563 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 13478-5057, NGC 5307
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:8000 light years
Constellation:Centaurus

Colours & filters

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

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