The 'Rotten Egg' Nebula - a Planetary Nebula in the Making

This black-and-white image was taken with one NICMOS infrared filter. That image is able to show more clearly the faint detail and structure in the nebula than can be achieved with the colour composites.


NASA, ESA, William B. Latter (SIRTF Science Center/California Institute of Technology), John H. Bieging (University of Arizona), Casey Meakin (University of Arizona), A.G.G.M. Tielens (Kapteyn Astronomical Institute), Aditya Dayal (IPAC/NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Joseph L. Hora (Center for Astrophysics), and DouglasM. Kelly (University of Arizona)

About the Image

Release date:19 October 1999, 15:00
Related releases:heic9903
Size:731 x 199 px

About the Object

Name:Calabash Nebula, IRAS 07399-1435, Rotten Egg Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Distance:4500 light years

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Colours & filters

2.05 μm Hubble Space Telescope

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