ESO's VLT images the planetary nebula IC 1295

This intriguing picture from ESO’s Very Large Telescope shows the glowing green planetary nebula IC 1295 surrounding a dim and dying star. It is located about 3300 light-years away in the constellation of Scutum (The Shield). This is the most detailed picture of this object ever taken.

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About the Image

Id:eso1317a
Típus:Observation
Közzététel napja:2013. április 10. 12.00
Related releases:eso1317
Size:2046 x 2046 px

About the Object

Név:IC 1295
Típus:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Distance:3500 light years
Constellation:Scutum
Category:Nebulae

Képformátumok

Large JPEG
2,3 MB
Screensize JPEG
508,8 KB

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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 54 37.25
Position (Dec):-8° 49' 39.41"
Field of view:6.82 x 6.82 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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