MUSE image of the Saturn Nebula

Eso_eso1731a_500

eso_eso1731a September 27th, 2017

Credit: ESO/J. Walsh

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 ESOs Very Large Telescope (VLT), as part of a study which mapped the dust inside a planetary nebula for the first time.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1731a/

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 7009 Saturn Nebula
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula » Type » Planetary
Eso_eso1731a_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 21h 4m 10.8s
DEC = -11° 21’ 48.6”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
1.2 x 1.2 arcminutes
Constellation
Aquarius

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_green Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (H1) -
Arrow_left_red Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (O1) -
Arrow_left_red Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (Ha) -
Arrow_left_red Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (N2) -
Arrow_left_purple Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (Hb) -
Arrow_left_blue Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (O2) -
Arrow_left_cyan Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (O3) -
Arrow_left_green Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (H2) -
Eso_eso1731a_1280
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ID
eso1731a
Subject Category
B.4.1.3  
Subject Name
NGC 7009, Saturn Nebula
Credits
ESO/J. Walsh
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1731a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope
Instrument
MUSE, MUSE, MUSE, MUSE, MUSE, MUSE, MUSE, MUSE
Color Assignment
Green, Red, Red, Red, Purple, Blue, Cyan, Green
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
H1, O1, Ha, N2, Hb, O2, O3, H2
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
316.04502419, -11.3634994364
Reference Dimension
735.0, 746.0
Reference Pixel
367.5, 373.0
Scale
-2.7407214918e-05, 2.7407214918e-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
eso1731a
Metadata Date
2017-05-23T09:54:38+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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