NGC 7027

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope depicts NGC 7027, or the “Jewel Bug” nebula. 

The object had been slowly puffing away its mass in quiet, spherically symmetric or perhaps spiral patterns for centuries — until relatively recently when it produced a new cloverleaf pattern.

New observations of the object have found unprecedented levels of complexity and rapid changes in the jets and gas bubbles blasting off of the star at the centre of the nebula.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and J. Kastner (RIT)

About the Image

Id:heic2011c
Type:Observation
Release date:18 June 2020, 19:00
Related releases:heic2011
Size:1764 x 1249 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 7027
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Constellation:Cygnus
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):21 7 1.74
Position (Dec):42° 14' 10.89"
Field of view:1.16 x 0.82 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 2.9° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
OIII
502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
YJ
1.1 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
H-beta
487 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
NeV
343 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
H-alpha
656 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
SII
673 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
Pa-beta
1.28 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
Pa-beta
1.3 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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