The sky around the Saturn Nebula

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eso_eso1731e September 27th, 2017

Credit: ESO, Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

This image from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 shows the sky around the bright planetary nebula NGC 7009, often called the Saturn Nebula on account of its curious shape. The nebula appears as a bright blue disc at the centre of the picture and many faint galaxies can also be seen in this picture.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1731e/

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
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 21h 4m 11.0s
DEC = -11° 21’ 35.6”
Orientation
North is 0.1° CW
Field of View
3.3 x 2.9 degrees
Constellation
Aquarius

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_red Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (I) 797.5 nm
Arrow_left_blue Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (R) 660.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (R) 660.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (I) 797.5 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_green
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ID
eso1731e
Subject Category
B.4.1.3  
Subject Name
NGC 7009, Saturn Nebula
Credits
ESO, Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1731e/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Instrument
None, None, None, None
Color Assignment
Red, Blue, Green, Green
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
I, R, R, I
Central Wavelength
797.5, 660, 660, 797.5
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
316.045823855, -11.3598782647
Reference Dimension
11836.0, 10432.0
Reference Pixel
5918.0, 5216.0
Scale
-0.000280134758609, 0.000280134758609
Rotation
-0.10000000000000003
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
eso1731e
Metadata Date
2017-09-22T11:40:50+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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There is no distance meta data in this image.