McNeil's Nebula in Messier 78

In these images we compare a colour picture of the Messier 78 region taken in 2006 with the 4-metre Mayall telescope at Kitt Peak, Arizona (below) with a new image that was captured using the Wide Field Imager camera on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory, Chile (above). The bright, but highly variable, fan-shaped structure, a feature first spotted by amateur astronomer Jay McNeil in early 2004, is almost completely invisible in the older image but very prominent in the new picture.

Källa:

ESO/T. A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF and Igor Chekalin

Om bilden

ID:eso1105d
Typ:Observation
Publiceringsdatum:16 februari 2011 12:00
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso1105
Storlek:619 x 712 px

Om objektet

Namn:Messier 78
Typ:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Avstånd:1400 ljusår
Kategori:Nebulae

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Färger och filter

BandTeleskop
Synligt ljus
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
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V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Synligt ljus
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Synligt ljus
H-alpha
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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