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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 2440

Object Description:

Planetary Nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 07h 41m 55.3s
Dec. -18° 12' 31"

Constellation:

Puppis

Total Visual Magnitude:

V=17.5

Distance:

1100 pc (3600 light-years)

Dimensions:

The image is 37 arcseconds on the vertical side.

About the Data

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Date:

November 18, 1995

Exposure Time:

19 minutes

Filters:

Blue: F555W (V), Green: composite of F555W and F814W, Red: F814W (I)

Colors:

Two color composite image

Principal Astronomers:

H. Bond (STScI) and R.Ciardullo (PSU)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

October 7, 1999 12:00 noon (EDT)

Orientation/Scale:

North is toward the left of the image.