The Crab of the Southern Sky

The Southern Crab Nebula — Hubble’s 29th anniversary image.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and STScI

About the Image

Id:heic1907a
Type:Observation
Release date:18 April 2019, 16:00
Related releases:heic1907
Size:2100 x 2460 px

About the Object

Name:Hen 2-104
Type:Milky Way : Nebula
Distance:7000 light years
Constellation:Centaurus
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):14 11 52.22
Position (Dec):-51° 26' 28.92"
Field of view:1.39 x 1.62 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 16.3° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
O III
502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
H-alpha
656 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
N II
658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
S II
673 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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