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

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Kimlik:eso1505b
Tür:Gözlem
Yayın tarihi:09 Şubat 2015 17:00
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso1505
Boyut:2278 x 1834 px

Nesne Hakkında

Adı:Hen 2-428, Henize 2-428
Tür:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Uzaklık:4500 ışık yılı
Constellation:Aquila
Kategori:Nebulae

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Koordinatlar

Position (RA):19 13 5.38
Position (Dec):15° 46' 42.39"
Field of view:4.79 x 3.85 arcminutes
Yönelim:Kuzey yönü 0.0° sol derece kadar dik konumdan sapma göstermektedir

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