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About this Object

Object Name:

Gomez's Hamburger
IRAS 18059-3211

Object Description:

Proto-Planetary Nebula

Position (J2000):

R.A. 18h 09m 16s
Dec. –32 10' 45"

Constellation:

Sagittarius

Distance:

We estimate, very approximately, that the distance to Gomez's Hamburger is about 2,000 parsecs (about 6,500 light-years).

About the Data

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Date:

February 22, 2002

Exposure Time:

32 minutes

Filters:

F675W (R), F555W (V), F450W (B)

Principal Astronomers:

Hubble Heritage Team: K. Noll, H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, J. Lee, Z. Levay, P. Royle (STScI)
A. Gomez (CTIO/NOAO)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

August 1, 2002

Orientation/Scale: