Wide-field view of the sky around the Medusa Nebula

This wide-field view shows the sky around the large but faint planetary nebula known as the Medusa Nebula. The full extent of the object can be seen, as well as many faint stars and, far beyond them, numerous distant galaxies.This picture was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

About the Image

Id:eso1520c
Type:Observation
Release date:20 May 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1520
Size:8525 x 8748 px

About the Object

Name:Medusa Nebula, Sh 2-274
Type:Milky Way : Nebula
Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Distance:1500 light years
Constellation:Gemini
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):7 29 6.34
Position (Dec):13° 14' 38.04"
Field of view:143.19 x 146.93 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.5° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrared
I
Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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