The Ant Planetary Nebula at 12.8 μm

Image of the "Ant" Planetary Nebula (Mz3) in the narrow-band filter centred at wavelength 12.8 μm. The scale is 0.127 arcsec/pixel and the total field-of-view is 33 x 33 arcsec, with North at the top and East to the left. The total integration time was 200 seconds. Note the diffraction rings around the central star which confirm that the maximum spatial resolution possible with the 8.2-m telescope is being achieved.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0417e
Type:Observation
Release date:12 May 2004
Related releases:eso0417
Size:768 x 770 px

About the Object

Name:Ant Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
• X - Nebulae
Distance:8000 light years

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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
Mid-IR
12 μmVery Large Telescope
VISIR

 

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