ESO’s Very Large Telescope images the Medusa Nebula

ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile has captured the most detailed image ever taken of the Medusa Nebula (also known Abell 21 and Sharpless 2-274). As the star at the heart of this nebula made its final transition into retirement, it shed its outer layers into space, forming this colourful cloud. The image foreshadows the final fate of the Sun, which will eventually also become an object of this kind.

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Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1520a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Maj 20, 2015, 12:00 CEST
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Përmasat:3293 x 3430 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:Medusa Nebula, Sh 2-274
Tipi:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Distanca:1500 vite dritë
Constellation:Gemini
Kategori:Nebulae

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):7 29 11.33
Position (Dec):13° 15' 57.02"
Field of view:6.91 x 7.20 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.1° majtas vertikales

 

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