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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 6369, The "Little Ghost" Nebula

Object Description:

Planetary Nebula

Position (J2000):

R.A. 17h 29m 20.40s
Dec. -23° 45' 37.9"

Constellation:

Ophiuchus

Distance:

2,000 - 5,000 light-years (600 - 1,500 parsecs)

Dimensions:

This image is 2.4 arcminutes across. At a distance of 3,500 light-years, this width corresponds to 2.5 light-years (0.75 parsecs).

About the Data

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Dates:

February 27, 2002

Exposure Time:

51 minutes

Filters:

F439W (B), F502N ([O III]), F555W (V), F656N (H-alpha), F658N ([N II]), F814W (I)

Principal Astronomers:

Hubble Heritage Team: K. Noll, H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, J. Lee, Z. Levay, E. Masiello, P. Royle (STScI), and T. Borders (Sonoma State, CA)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

November 7, 2002

Orientation/Scale: