The mysterious 'Garden-sprinkler' nebula

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esahubble_heic0308a May 22nd, 2003

Credit: European Space Agency, A. Riera (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain) and P. Garcia-Lario (European Space Agency ISO Data Centre, Spain)

There are many mysterious objects seen in the night sky which are not really well understood. For example, astronomers are puzzled by the 'jets' emerging from planetary nebulae. However, the S-shaped jet from Henize 3-1475 is the most perplexing of all. 'Jets' are long outflows of fast-moving gas found near many objects in the Universe, such as around young stars, or coming from black holes, neutron stars, and planetary nebulae, for example. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has imaged the young planetary nebula Henize 3-1475 and its bizarre jet. Astronomers have nicknamed it the 'Garden-sprinkler' Nebula.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0308a/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Garden-sprinkler Nebula Hen 3-1475
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula » Type » Planetary
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 17h 45m 14.2s
DEC = -17° 56’ 46.5”
Orientation
North is 188.6° CW
Field of View
0.4 x 0.3 arcminutes
Constellation
Sagittarius

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (WFPC2) Infrared 814.0 nm
Arrow_left_orange Hubble Space Telescope (WFPC2) Optical 658.0 nm
Arrow_left_yellow Hubble Space Telescope (WFPC2) Optical 656.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (WFPC2) Optical 631.0 nm
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (WFPC2) Optical 555.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_orange
Arrow_top_yellow
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_blue
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ID
heic0308a
Subject Category
B.4.1.3  
Subject Name
Garden-sprinkler Nebula, Hen 3-1475
Credits
European Space Agency, A. Riera (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain) and P. Garcia-Lario (European Space Agency ISO Data Centre, Spain)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0308a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFPC2, WFPC2, WFPC2, WFPC2, WFPC2
Color Assignment
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue
Band
Infrared, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
814, 658, 656, 631, 555
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
266.308992133, -17.9462549185
Reference Dimension
1024.0, 792.0
Reference Pixel
512.0, 396.0
Scale
-6.3208955761e-06, 6.3208955761e-06
Rotation
-188.57999999999984
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic0308a
Metadata Date
2003-12-09T17:12:14+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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