Spectacular view of V838 Monocerotis light echo

The light echo around the star V838 Monocerotis as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope in November 2005.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and H. Bond (STScI

)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:heic0617b
Type:Observation
Release date:26 October 2006, 18:00
Related releases:heic0617
Size:2976 x 3323 px

About the Object

Name:V838 Mon
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable : Nova
• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection : Light Echo
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:20000 light years
Constellation:Monoceros

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Coordinates

Position (RA):7 4 5.57
Position (Dec):-3° 50' 41.69"
Field of view:2.49 x 2.78 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 85.9° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
Pseudogreen (V+I)
Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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