Wide-Field View of the Stingray Nebula

Pictured here is the region surrounding the Stingray Nebula.

Archival data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has revealed that the nebula has faded precipitously over just the past two decades. Witnessing such a swift rate of change in a planetary nebula is exceedingly rare, say researchers.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:heic2020d
Type:Observation
Release date:3 December 2020, 16:00
Related releases:heic2020
Size:13745 x 12040 px

About the Object

Name:Stingray Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Constellation:Ara
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):17 16 30.13
Position (Dec):-59° 30' 36.39"
Field of view:230.86 x 202.22 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.4° left of vertical


Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
R
658 nm Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
I
825 nm Digitized Sky Survey 2

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