NGC 2346

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noirlab_gemini-2013-ngc2346-legacy June 30th, 2020

Credit: International Gemini Observatory, Letizia Stanghellini (National Optical Astronomy Observatory) and T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage)

This near-infrared image obtained with GeMS adaptive optics system reveals the fine detail inside NGC 2346, a planetary nebula informaly also known as the 'Butterfly Nebula.' At the center of the nebula is a binary star system.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/gemini-2013-ngc2346-legacy/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Butterfly Nebula NGC 2346
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 7h 9m 23.0s
DEC = 0° 48’ 33.5”
Orientation
North is 90.3° CCW
Field of View
1.4 x 1.3 arcminutes
Constellation
Monoceros

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Gemini South (GSAOI) Infrared (H2(1-0)) 2.1 µm
Green Gemini South (GSAOI) Infrared (H I Br) 2.2 µm
Blue Gemini South (GSAOI) Infrared (H2(2-1)) 2.2 µm
Spectrum_base
Red
Green
Blue
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ID
gemini-2013-ngc2346-legacy
Subject Category
Subject Name
Butterfly Nebula, NGC 2346
Credits
International Gemini Observatory, Letizia Stanghellini (National Optical Astronomy Observatory) and T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage)
Release Date
2020-06-30T21:55:20
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/gemini-2013-ngc2346-legacy/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Gemini South, Gemini South, Gemini South
Instrument
GSAOI, GSAOI, GSAOI
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
H2(1-0), H I Br, H2(2-1)
Central Wavelength
2122, 2166, 2248
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
107.345824883, -0.809315977589
Reference Dimension
4233.0, 4145.0
Reference Pixel
2116.5, 2072.5
Scale
-5.41410434145e-06, 5.41410434145e-06
Rotation
90.319999999999766
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Gemini Observatory/AURA
Email
pmichaud @ gemini.edu
Telephone
808.974.2500
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
gemini-2013-ngc2346-legacy
Metadata Date
2021-06-08T13:47:18.178749
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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