Image of the planetary nebula Henize 2-428 from the Very Large Telescope

This image of the unusual planetary nebula was obtained using ESO’s Very Large Telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. In the heart of this colourful nebula lies a unique object consisting of two white dwarf stars, each with a mass a little less than that of the Sun. These stars are expected to slowly draw closer to each other and merge in around 700 million years. This event will create a dazzling supernova of Type Ia and destroy both stars.

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Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1505b
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Shk 9, 2015, 17:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1505
Përmasat:2278 x 1834 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:Hen 2-428, Henize 2-428
Tipi:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Distanca:4500 vite dritë
Constellation:Aquila
Kategori:Nebulae

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):19 13 5.38
Position (Dec):15° 46' 42.39"
Field of view:4.79 x 3.85 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.0° majtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Optik
[OIII]/3000
504 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
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[OIII]
500 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
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H-alpha
656 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2

 

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