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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 2371 , NGC 2372

Object Description:

Planetary Nebula

Position (J2000):

R.A. 07 h 25 m 34 s .7
Dec. +29° 29 ' 25 ". 6

Constellation:

Gemini

Distance:

4,400 light-years or 1,350 parsecs

The image is approximately 1.6 light-years (0.5 parsecs) wide

About the Data

Data Description:

The Hubble image was created from HST data from proposal 11093: K. Noll, H. Bond, C. Christian. L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, Z. Levay, M. Mutchler, W. Januszewski (Hubble Heritage Team/STScI)

Instrument:

WFPC2

Filters:

F673N [S II], F658N [N II], F656N Ha, F502N [O III]

Exposure Date:

November 15, 2007

Exposure Time:

1.8 hours

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team

Release Date:

March 4, 2008

Color:

The image is a composite of separate exposures made by the WFPC2 instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope . Four filters were used to sample narrow wavelength ranges matching the emission of specific chemical elements. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic image. In this case, the assigned colors are:

F673N [S II] + F658N [N II]

red

F656N Ha

green

F502N [O III]

blue

Orientation/Scale:

compass file