Image of the planetary nebula Henize 2-428 from the Very Large Telescope

This image of the unusual planetary nebula was obtained using ESO’s Very Large Telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. In the heart of this colourful nebula lies a unique object consisting of two white dwarf stars, each with a mass a little less than that of the Sun. These stars are expected to slowly draw closer to each other and merge in around 700 million years. This event will create a dazzling supernova of Type Ia and destroy both stars.

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ESO

O slici

Id:eso1505b
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:9. februar 2015. 17:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1505
Veličina:2278 x 1834 px

O objektu

Naziv:Hen 2-428, Henize 2-428
Tip:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Udaljenost:4500 svetlosnih godina
Constellation:Aquila
Kategorija:Nebulae

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Koordinate

Position (RA):19 13 5.38
Position (Dec):15° 46' 42.39"
Field of view:4.79 x 3.85 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 0.0°levo od vertikale

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FORS2
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