MUSE image of the Saturn Nebula

The spectacular planetary nebula NGC 7009, or the Saturn Nebula, emerges from the darkness like a series of oddly-shaped bubbles, lit up in glorious pinks and blues. This colourful image was captured by the powerful MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), as part of a study which mapped the dust inside a planetary nebula for the first time.

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ESO/J. Walsh

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Auðkenni:eso1731a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Sep 27, 2017, 12:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1731
Stærð:735 x 746 px

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Nafn:NGC 7009, Saturn Nebula
Tegund:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Constellation:Aquarius
Flokkur:Nebulae

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Position (RA):21 4 10.81
Position (Dec):-11° 21' 48.60"
Field of view:1.21 x 1.23 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er -0.0° vinstri frá lóðréttu

 

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