The planetary nebula IC 4406 seen with MUSE and the AOF

Eso_eso1724a_500

eso_eso1724a August 2nd, 2017

Credit: ESO/J. Richard (CRAL)

The coupling of the AOF with MUSE gives access to both greater sharpness and a wide dynamic range when observing celestial objects like planetary nebulae. These new observations of IC 4406 revealed shells that have never been seen before, along with the already familiar dark dust structures in the nebula that gave it the popular name the Retina Nebula. This image shows a small fraction of the total data collected by the MUSE using the AOF system and demonstrates the increased abilities of the new AOF equipped MUSE instrument.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1724a/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
IC 4406
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula » Type » Planetary
Eso_eso1724a_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 14h 22m 26.2s
DEC = -44° 9’ 2.9”
Orientation
North is 44.4° CCW
Field of View
1.4 x 1.4 arcminutes
Constellation
Lupus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (OIII) 500.0 nm
Arrow_left_cyan Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (OI) 630.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (H-alpha) 656.0 nm
Arrow_left_orange Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (NII) 658.0 nm
Arrow_left_red Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (SII) 673.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_cyan
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_orange
Arrow_top_red
Eso_eso1724a_1280
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ID
eso1724a
Subject Category
B.4.1.3  
Subject Name
IC 4406
Credits
ESO/J. Richard (CRAL)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1724a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope
Instrument
MUSE, MUSE, MUSE, MUSE, MUSE
Color Assignment
Blue, Cyan, Green, Orange, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
OIII, OI, H-alpha, NII, SII
Central Wavelength
500, 630, 656, 658, 673
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
215.609256123, -44.1508141536
Reference Dimension
836.0, 840.0
Reference Pixel
418.0, 420.0
Scale
-2.76670966924e-05, 2.76670966924e-05
Rotation
44.399999999999977
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.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
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1724a
Metadata Date
2017-07-28T11:37:14+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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