Digitized Sky Survey Image of the Helix Nebula

This visible-light wide-field image of the region around the Helix Nebula was created from photographs taken through red and blue filters and forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The nebula appears prominently at the centre of the image and many faint galaxies are also visible on careful inspection. 

The field of view is approximatelly 2.9 x 2.9 degrees.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2.
Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso0907b
Type:Observation
Release date:19 January 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1205, eso0907
Size:10582 x 10582 px

About the Object

Name:Helix Nebula, NGC 7293
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
• X - Nebulae
Distance:700 light years
Constellation:Aquarius

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Coordinates

Position (RA):22 29 38.54
Position (Dec):-20° 50' 14.18"
Field of view:179.74 x 179.74 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.4° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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