NGC 6369

Known as the Little Ghost Nebula, NGC 6369 is a planetary nebula in the constellation Ophiuchus, the serpent-bearer. The nebula is relatively faint with an apparent magnitude of 12.9 and the clear detail of this image shows the power of the AOF-equipped MUSE instrument of the VLT. The white dwarf star is clearly visible in the middle of the nebular gas, which is expanding out in rings.

Credit:

ESO/P. Weilbacher (AIP)

About the Image

Id:eso1724h
Type:Observation
Release date:2 August 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1724
Size:616 x 622 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 6369
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Constellation:Ophiuchus
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):17 29 20.46
Position (Dec):-23° 45' 34.81"
Field of view:1.03 x 1.04 arcminutes
Orientation:North is -0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
OIII
500 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
NII
575 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

 

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