The Ghost Nebula

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esahubble_heic1818a October 25th, 2018

Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA

IC 63 nicknamed the Ghost Nebula is about 550 light-years from Earth. The nebula is classified as both a reflection nebula as it is reflecting the light of a nearby star and as an emission nebula as it releases hydrogen-alpha radiation. Both effects are caused by the gigantic star Gamma Cassiopeiae. The radiation of this star is also slowly causing the nebula to dissipate.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1818a/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, None, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
IC 63
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Appearance > Emission
Nebula > Appearance > Reflection
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 0h 59m 7.7s
DEC = 60° 53’ 59.3”
Orientation
North is 97.9° CCW
Field of View
2.7 x 2.7 arcminutes
Constellation
Cassiopeia

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_purple Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Ultraviolet (UV) 275.0 nm
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Optical (U) 336.0 nm
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Optical (g) 475.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Optical (r) 625.0 nm
Arrow_left_orange Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Optical (I) 814.0 nm
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Infrared (J) 1.1 µm
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Infrared (H) 1.6 µm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_purple
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_orange
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_red
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ID
heic1818a
Subject Category
B.4.2.1   B.4.2.2  
Subject Name
IC 63
Credits
ESA/Hubble, NASA
Release Date
2018-10-25T16:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1818a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
https://astroanarchy.zenfolio.com/p62690868/h28b516e#h28b516e
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, WFC3
Color Assignment
Purple, Blue, Blue, Green, Orange, Red, Red
Band
Ultraviolet, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
UV, U, g, r, I, J, H
Central Wavelength
275, 336, 475, 625, 814, 1100, 1600
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
14.7822823261, 60.8998185224
Reference Dimension
4072.0, 4133.0
Reference Pixel
2036.0, 2066.5
Scale
-1.10081769357e-05, 1.10081769357e-05
Rotation
97.94
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
None
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic1818a
Metadata Date
2018-09-05T12:39:16+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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