Detail View: NASA Hubble Space Telescope Collection: Iridescent Glory of Nearby Planetary Nebula Showcased on Astronomy Day

Iridescent Glory of Nearby Planetary Nebula Showcased on Astronomy Day
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Helix Nebula, NGC 7293 Object Description: Planetary Nebula Position (J2000): R.A. 22h 29m 48.20s Dec. -20° 49' 26.0" Constellation: Aquarius Distance: About 650 light-years (200 parsecs) Dimensions: The image is roughly 27 arcminutes (5.1 light-years or 1.6 parsecs) across. About the Data Data Description: Hubble data have been superimposed onto ground-based data taken by Travis Rector (NRAO) at the 0.9 meter telescope located on Kitt Peak, Tucson, AZ (NOAO/AURA/NSF). The HST data are from proposal 9700. Processed images may be obtained from the Helix MAST web site [ ]. The Hubble Helix Team includes M. Meixner, H.E. Bond, G. Chapman (STScI), Y.-H. Chu (U. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), P. Cox (Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, France), W. Crothers, L.M. Frattare, R.Gilliland (STScI), M. Guerrero R. Gruendl (U. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), F. Hamilton, (STScI), R.Hook (STScI/ESO), P. Huggins (New York Univ.), I. Jordan, C.D. Keyes, A. Koekemoer (STScI), K.Kwitter (Williams College), Z.G. Levay, P.R. McCullough, M. Mutchler, K. Noll (STScI), C.R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt Univ.), N. Panagia, M. Reinhart, M. Robberto, K. Sahu, D. Soderblom, L. Stanghellini, C. Tyler, J. Valenti, A. Welty, R. Williams (STScI). Instrument: ACS/WFC Mosaic I Camera on KPNO 0.9m telescope Exposure Date(s): November 19, 2002 November 3, 2001 Exposure Time: 4.5 hours 25 minutes Filters: F502N ([O III]), F658N (H alpha) k1009 (H alpha), k1014 ([O III]) About the Image Image Credit: NASA, NOAO, ESA, the Hubble Helix Nebula Team, M. Meixner (STScI), and T.A. Rector (NRAO) Release Date: May 9, 2003 Orientation: Iridescent Glory of Nearby Helix Nebula [ ]
*News Release Number:*: STScI-2003-11i
May 9, 2003
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May 9, 2003 11:00 AM (EDT)