The sky around the Saturn Nebula

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eso_eso1731e September 27th, 2017

Credit: ESO, Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

This image from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 shows the sky around the bright planetary nebula NGC 7009, often called the Saturn Nebula on account of its curious shape. The nebula appears as a bright blue disc at the centre of the picture and many faint galaxies can also be seen in this picture.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1731e/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 7009 Saturn Nebula
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Type > Planetary
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 21h 4m 11.0s
DEC = -11° 21’ 35.6”
Orientation
North is 0.1° CW
Field of View
3.3 x 2.9 degrees
Constellation
Aquarius

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red DSS2 (None) Optical (I) 797.5 nm
Green DSS2 (None) Optical (I) 797.5 nm
Green DSS2 (None) Optical (R) 660.0 nm
Blue DSS2 (None) Optical (R) 660.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Green
Green
Blue
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ID
eso1731e
Subject Category
B.4.1.3  
Subject Name
NGC 7009, Saturn Nebula
Credits
ESO, Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin
Release Date
2017-09-27T12:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1731e/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Instrument
None, None, None, None
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
I, I, R, R
Central Wavelength
797.5, 797.5, 660, 660
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
316.045823855, -11.3598782647
Reference Dimension
11836.0, 10432.0
Reference Pixel
5918.0, 5216.0
Scale
-0.000280134758609, 0.000280134758609
Rotation
-0.10000000000000003
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
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1731e
Metadata Date
2017-09-22T11:40:50+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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