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Fast Facts for NGC 1705

About this Object

Object Name:

Egg Nebula, CRL 2688

Object Description:

Protoplanetary Nebula

Position (J2000):

R.A. 21h 02m 18.80s
Dec. +36° 41' 38".0

Constellation:

Cygnus

Distance:

3,000 light-years (1000 parsecs)

Dimensions:

This image is 86 arcseconds (1.2 light-years or 0.4 parsecs) wide.

About the Data

Data Description:

These data are from the HST calibration proposal 9586 by W. Sparks and C. Pavlovsky (STScI).

Instrument:

ACS/WFC

Exposure Date:

September 27, 2002; October 15/16, 2002

Exposure Time:

1.5 hours

Filters:

F606W (wide V) + polarization filters: POL0V, POL60V, POL120V

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

April 3, 2003

Orientation/Scale: