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Red Rectangle overview image 2 [ground-based]

Red Rectangle overview image 2 [ground-based]


Date: 11 May 2004
Depicts: HD 44179, Red Rectangle
Copyright: ESA, ESO and Hans van Winckel (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)

This ground-based image was taken with the European Southern Observatory's New Technology Telescope at La Silla Observatory. The image is constructed from three exposures through a blue filter, Hydrogen-alpha filter and a red filter. Note that the HST picture only shows the innermost part of the nebula.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
22-Apr-2021 15:04 UT

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