Wide-Field View of the Stingray Nebula

Esahubble_heic2020d_1024

esahubble_heic2020d December 3rd, 2020

Credit: ESA/Hubble, Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

Pictured here is the region surrounding the Stingray Nebula. Archival data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has revealed that the nebula has faded precipitously over just the past two decades. Witnessing such a swift rate of change in a planetary nebula is exceedingly rare, say researchers.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic2020d/

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
Stingray Nebula
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Type > Planetary
Esahubble_heic2020d_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 17h 16m 30.1s
DEC = -59° 30’ 36.4”
Orientation
North is 1.4° CCW
Field of View
3.8 x 3.4 degrees
Constellation
Ara

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Cyan DSS2 (None) Optical (R) 658.0 nm
Orange DSS2 (None) Optical (I) 825.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Cyan
Orange
Esahubble_heic2020d_1280
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ID
heic2020d
Subject Category
B.4.1.3  
Subject Name
Stingray Nebula
Credits
ESA/Hubble, Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin
Release Date
2020-12-03T16:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic2020d/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Instrument
None, None
Color Assignment
Cyan, Orange
Band
Optical, Optical
Bandpass
R, I
Central Wavelength
658, 825
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
259.125543829, -59.5101075227
Reference Dimension
13745.0, 12040.0
Reference Pixel
6872.5, 6020.0
Scale
-0.000279930584215, 0.000279930584215
Rotation
1.4400000000000004
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
heic2020d
Metadata Date
2020-10-13T19:25:23+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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