Zooming-in to NGC 6302

This video zooms into the planetary nebula NGC 6302, commonly known as the Butterfly Nebula. 

NGC 6302 lies within our Milky Way galaxy, roughly 3800 light-years away in the constellation of Scorpius. The glowing gas was once the star's outer layers, but has been expelled over about 2200 years. The butterfly shape stretches for more than two light-years, which is about half the distance from the Sun to the nearest star, Proxima Centauri.


ESA/Hubble, Risinger, Digitized Sky Survey 2, L. Calcada
Music: Astral Electronic

About the Video

Release date:18 June 2020, 19:00
Related releases:heic2011
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Name:Butterfly Nebula, NGC 6302
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary

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