NGC 5189, Planetary Nebula in Musca

by on Mar.04, 2013, under Image Gallery


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Located 1,800 light-years away, the planetary nebula NGC 5189 resides in the constellation Musca. This image depicts the remains of a star in its final life stage.

Background Data Courtesy Gemini Observatory/AURA

Luminance Data Hubble Legacy Archive

R.G.B. Data acquired by: Ryan M. Hannahoe
Equipment used: 14.5″ RC Optical Systems Telescope, Bisque Paramount ME, STL11000 CCD
Location: Fair Dinkum Skies Observatory, Moorook – Australia

Image assembly: Robert Gendler

 Based on observations made with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, and obtained from the Hubble Legacy Archive, which is a collaboration between the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI/NASA), the Space Telescope European Coordinating Facility (ST-ECF/ESA) and the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC/NRC/CSA).

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