NGC 6369

Eso_eso1724h_500

eso_eso1724h August 2nd, 2017

Credit: ESO/P. Weilbacher (AIP)

Known as the Little Ghost Nebula, NGC 6369 is a planetary nebula in the constellation Ophiuchus, the serpent-bearer. The nebula is relatively faint with an apparent magnitude of 12.9 and the clear detail of this image shows the power of the AOF-equipped MUSE instrument of the VLT. The white dwarf star is clearly visible in the middle of the nebular gas, which is expanding out in rings.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1724h/

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
NGC 6369
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula » Type » Planetary
Eso_eso1724h_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 17h 29m 20.5s
DEC = -23° 45’ 34.8”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
1.0 x 1.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Ophiuchus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (OIII) 500.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (NII) 575.0 nm
Arrow_left_yellow Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (OI) 630.0 nm
Arrow_left_red Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (H-alpha) 656.0 nm
Arrow_left_red Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (NII) 658.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_yellow
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_red
Eso_eso1724h_1280
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ID
eso1724h
Subject Category
B.4.1.3  
Subject Name
NGC 6369
Credits
ESO/P. Weilbacher (AIP)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1724h/
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, Green, Yellow, Red, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
OIII, NII, OI, H-alpha, NII
Central Wavelength
500, 575, 630, 656, 658
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
262.335262817, -23.75967
Reference Dimension
616.0, 622.0
Reference Pixel
308.0, 311.0
Scale
-2.78275854838e-05, 2.78275854838e-05
Rotation
-0
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
eso1724h
Metadata Date
2017-07-24T15:58:52+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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