Hubble - The Ghostbuster

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has caught a glimpse of a colorful cosmic ghost, the glowing remains of a dying star called NGC 6369. The glowing apparition is known to amateur astronomers as the 'Little Ghost Nebula', because it appears as a small, ghostly cloud surrounding the faint, dying central star.

Credit:

NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0225a
Type:Observation
Release date:7 November 2002, 06:00
Size:1450 x 1450 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 6369
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Distance:3500 light years
Constellation:Ophiuchus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):17 29 20.76
Position (Dec):-23° 45' 35.66"
Field of view:1.20 x 1.20 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 42.2° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
439 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
OIII
502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
H-alpha
656 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
NII
658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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