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About this Object

Object Name:

IC 418 • The “Spirograph” Nebula

Object Description:

Planetary Nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 05h 27m 28.2s
Dec. -12 41' 50"

Constellation:

Lepus

Distance:

About 2000 light-years

Dimensions:

The nebula is about 0.2 light-years or 13,000 AU (18 arcseconds) in diameter.

About the Data

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Dates:

February 1999 (F656N - Sahai), September 1999 (F502N, F658N - Hajian)

Exposure Time:

35 minutes

Filters:

Red:

F658N

[N II]

Green:

F656N

Ha

Blue:

F502N

[O III]

Principal Astronomers:

R. Sahai and J. Trauger (JPL)
A. Hajian (USNO), Y. Terzian (Cornell), B. Balick (Univ. Washington), H. Bond and N. Panagia (STScI)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

September 7, 2000 1:00 a.m. (EDT)

Colors:

Composite, chromatic

Orientation/Scale: