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Wide-field image of the sky around the Fried Egg nebula

This visible light wide-field image of the region around the yellow hypergiant star IRAS 17163-3907 was created from photographs taken through blue, red and infrared filters and forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The star appears close to the centre, indistinguishable from thousands of others. This very rich star field in the direction of the centre of the Milky Way also features the blue ring-shaped planetary nebula NGC 6337 to the upper left of centre, as well as several star clusters and some faint clouds of glowing gas. The field of view is approximately 2.9 degrees across.

Credit:

ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2

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About the Image

Id:eso1136c
Type:Observation
Release date:28 September 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1136
Size:10651 x 10674 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 17163-3907
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Exotic
• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
• X - Nebulae
• X - Stars
Distance:13000 light years
Constellation:Scorpius

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Coordinates

Position (RA):17 19 49.32
Position (Dec):-39° 10' 37.42"
Field of view:178.78 x 179.16 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.6° right of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
G
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrared
I
Digitized Sky Survey 2

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