The planetary nebula IC 4406 seen with MUSE and the AOF

The coupling of the AOF with MUSE gives access to both greater sharpness and a wide dynamic range when observing celestial objects like planetary nebulae. These new observations of IC 4406 revealed shells that have never been seen before, along with the already familiar dark dust structures in the nebula that gave it the popular name the Retina Nebula.

This image shows a small fraction of the total data collected by the MUSE using the AOF system and demonstrates the increased abilities of the new AOF equipped MUSE instrument.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

ESO/J. Richard (CRAL)

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Auðkenni:eso1724a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Ágú 2, 2017, 12:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1724
Stærð:836 x 840 px

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Nafn:IC 4406
Tegund:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Constellation:Lupus
Flokkur:Nebulae

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Position (RA):14 22 26.22
Position (Dec):-44° 9' 2.93"
Field of view:1.39 x 1.39 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 44.4° vinstri frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

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OIII
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OI
630 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
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H-alpha
656 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
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NII
658 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
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SII
673 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE