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.

Credit:

ESO/J. Walsh

About the Image

Id:eso1731a
Type:Observation
Release date:27 September 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1731
Size:735 x 746 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 7009, Saturn Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Constellation:Aquarius
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):21 4 10.81
Position (Dec):-11° 21' 48.60"
Field of view:1.21 x 1.23 arcminutes
Orientation:North is -0.0° left of vertical

 

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