The planetary nebula ESO 378-1

This extraordinary bubble, glowing like the ghost of a star in the haunting darkness of space, may appear supernatural and mysterious, but it is a familiar astronomical object: a planetary nebula, the remnants of a dying star. This is the best view of the little-known object ESO 378-1 yet obtained and was captured by ESO’s Very Large Telescope in northern Chile.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1532a
Type:Observation
Release date:5 August 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1532
Size:3188 x 2950 px

About the Object

Name:PN K1-22
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Distance:3500 light years
Constellation:Hydra
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 26 43.95
Position (Dec):-34° 22' 14.90"
Field of view:6.70 x 6.20 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

 

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