Butterfly Emerges from Stellar Demise in Planetary Nebula NGC 6302
About this Object
Object Name: NGC 6302 (Butterfly Nebula, Bug Nebula)
Object Description: Planetary Nebula
Position (J2000): R.A. 17h 13m 43s.3
Dec. -37° 06' 10"
Distance: 3,800 light-years (1,200 parsecs)
Dimensions: This image is 2.4 arcminutes (2.7 light-years or 0.8 parsecs) wide.
About these Data
Data Description: The Hubble images were created from data from proposal 11504: K. Noll and H. Bond (STScI) and B. Balick (University of Washington).
Exposure Date(s): July 27, 2009
Exposure Time: 1.5 hours
Filters: F373N ([O II]), F469N (He II), F502N ([O III]), F656N (H-alpha), F658N ([N II]), and F673N ([S II])
Il telescopio Hubble è tornato a farci sognare.