Digitized Sky Survey image around the planetary nebula ESO 577-24

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eso_eso1902b January 22nd, 2019

Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin

The faint, ephemeral glow emanating from the planetary nebula ESO 577-24 persists for only a short time around 10,000 years, a blink of an eye in astronomical terms. ESOs Very Large Telescope captured this shell of glowing ionised gas the last breath of the dying star whose simmering remains are visible at the heart of this image. As the gaseous shell of this planetary nebula expands and grows dimmer, it will slowly disappear from sight. The image is a colour composite made from exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2), and shows the region surrounding ESO 577-24, faintly visible in blue at the centre of the image.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1902b/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, None, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
ESO 577-24
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Type > Planetary
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 13h 40m 40.5s
DEC = -19° 52’ 44.9”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
4.0 x 3.8 degrees
Constellation
Virgo

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_cyan Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (B) 479.5 nm
Arrow_left_orange Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (R) 649.0 nm
Arrow_left_red Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (I) 825.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_cyan
Arrow_top_orange
Arrow_top_red
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ID
eso1902b
Subject Category
B.4.1.3  
Subject Name
ESO 577-24
Credits
ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin
Release Date
2019-01-22T12:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1902b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Instrument
None, None, None
Color Assignment
Cyan, Orange, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
B, R, I
Central Wavelength
479.5, 649, 825
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
205.168681169, -19.8791265558
Reference Dimension
14298.0, 13421.0
Reference Pixel
7149.0, 6710.5
Scale
-0.000279686945782, 0.000279686945782
Rotation
-0.02
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
None
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1902b
Metadata Date
2018-09-25T19:09:10+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.