Hubble Captures Unveiling of Planetary Nebula

This Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2image captures the infancy of the Stingray nebula (Hen-1357), the youngest known planetary nebula.

In this image, the bright central star is in the middle of the green ring of gas. Its companion star is diagonally above it at 10 o'clock. A spur of gas (green) is forming a faint bridge to the companion star due to gravitational attraction.

Credit:

Matt Bobrowsky (Orbital Sciences Corporation) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9815b
Type:Observation
Release date:1 April 1998, 07:00
Size:509 x 509 px

About the Object

Name:Hen 3-1357, Stingray Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:18000 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
H-beta
487 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
OIII
502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
NII
658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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