Three-dimensional MUSE view of the Saturn Nebula

This view shows how the MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope gives a three-dimensional depiction of the Saturn Nebula. For each part of this spectacular nebula, the light has been split up into its component colours — revealing in detail the chemical and physical properties of each pixel.

During the subsequent analysis the astronomer can move through the data and study different views of the object at different wavelengths, just like tuning a television to different channels at different frequencies.

Credit:

ESO/J. Walsh

About the Image

Id:eso1731b
Type:Artwork
Release date:27 September 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1731
Size:3840 x 2160 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 7009, Saturn Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Category:Illustrations

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