The planetary nebula IC 4406 seen with MUSE and the AOF

The coupling of the AOF with MUSE gives access to both greater sharpness and a wide dynamic range when observing celestial objects like planetary nebulae. These new observations of IC 4406 revealed shells that have never been seen before, along with the already familiar dark dust structures in the nebula that gave it the popular name the Retina Nebula.

This image shows a small fraction of the total data collected by the MUSE using the AOF system and demonstrates the increased abilities of the new AOF equipped MUSE instrument.

Credit:

ESO/J. Richard (CRAL)

About the Image

Id:eso1724a
Type:Observation
Release date:2 August 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1724
Size:836 x 840 px

About the Object

Name:IC 4406
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Constellation:Lupus
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):14 22 26.22
Position (Dec):-44° 9' 2.93"
Field of view:1.39 x 1.39 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 44.4° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
OIII
500 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
OI
630 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
H-alpha
656 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
NII
658 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
SII
673 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE

 

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