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About this Object

Object Name:

Boomerang Nebula, ESO 172- 7

Object Description:

Bipolar Reflection Nebula

Position (J2000):

R.A. 12h 44m 46s.10
Dec. -54° 31' 12"

Constellation:

Centaurus

Distance:

About 5,000 light-years (1,500 parsecs)

Dimensions:

This image is 1.1 arcminutes (1.6 light-years or 0.5 parsecs) across. The nebula has a semi-major axis of roughly 1 light-year (or 0.3 parsecs).

About the Data

Data Description:

This image was created from HST calibration proposal: 10378: J.Biretta, R. Lucas and V. Platais (STScI).

Instrument:

ACS/WFC

Exposure Date:

January - May 2005

Exposure Time:

1.3 hours

Filters:

F606W(V), [F606W(V) + POL0V], [F606W(V) + POL60V], [F606W(V) + POL120V]

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA, ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

September 6, 2005

Orientation/Scale: