Planetary Nebula NGC 7027

This composite colour image of NGC 7027 is among the first data of a planetary nebula taken with NICMOS. This picture is actually composed of three separate images taken at different wavelengths. The red colour represents cool molecular hydrogen gas, the most abundant gas in the universe.

Credit:

William B. Latter (SIRTF Science Center/Caltech) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9811d
Type:Observation
Release date:19 March 1998, 06:00
Size:527 x 485 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 7027
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:3000 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
Near-IR
2.12 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Infrared
Near-IR
2.15 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Infrared
Near-IR
1.1 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS

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