The planetary nebula Fleming 1 seen with ESO’s Very Large Telescope

This new ESO Very Large Telescope image shows the planetary nebula Fleming 1 in the constellation of Centaurus (The Centaur). This striking object is a glowing cloud of gas around a dying star. New observations have shown that it is likely that a very rare pair of white dwarf stars lies at the heart of this object. Their orbital motions can fully explain the remarkably symmetric structures of the jets in the surrounding gas clouds in this and similar objects.

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ESO/H. Boffin

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1244a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Nën 8, 2012, 20:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1244
Përmasat:1382 x 592 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:Fleming 1, PN G290.5+07.9
Tipi:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Distanca:10000 vite dritë
Constellation:Centaurus
Kategori:Nebulae

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):11 28 36.21
Position (Dec):-52° 56' 4.83"
Field of view:5.77 x 2.47 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 126.8° djathtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Optik
[OII]
378 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optik
[OIII]
504 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optik
H-alpha + [NII]
660 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2

 

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