Skull Nebula NGC 246

Noirlab_gemini0603a_1024

noirlab_gemini0603a April 7th, 2006

Credit: International Gemini Observatory

Gemini South Image of the planetary nebula NGC 246 NGC 246 is a planetary nebula that lies about 1,600 light-years away in the constellation Cetus. Its central star shines at 12th magnitude and is whisking through space at about 80 kilometers (50 miles) per second.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/gemini0603a/

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

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 246
Noirlab_gemini0603a_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 0h 47m 4.2s
DEC = -11° 52’ 21.8”
Orientation
North is 57.0° CCW
Field of View
5.6 x 5.6 arcminutes
Constellation
Cetus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue Gemini South (GMOS-S) Optical (Sll) 672.0 nm
Red Gemini South (GMOS-S) Optical (Olll) 499.0 nm
Yellow Gemini South (GMOS-S) Optical (Ha) 656.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Blue
Red
Yellow
Noirlab_gemini0603a_1280
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ID
gemini0603a
Subject Category
Subject Name
NGC 246
Credits
International Gemini Observatory
Release Date
2006-04-07T00:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/gemini0603a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Gemini South, Gemini South, Gemini South
Instrument
GMOS-S, GMOS-S, GMOS-S
Color Assignment
Blue, Red, Yellow
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
Sll, Olll, Ha
Central Wavelength
672, 499, 656
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
11.7676281472, -11.8727291622
Reference Dimension
2300.0, 2300.0
Reference Pixel
1150.0, 1150.0
Scale
-4.0402619027e-05, 4.0402619027e-05
Rotation
56.979999999999947
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
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
gemini0603a
Metadata Date
2008-02-12T08:15:24-10:00
Metadata Version
1.0
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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