AO Image NGC 7009

This Gemini North image shows the well-known planetary nebula NGC 7009 (the Saturn Nebula) in the near infrared with adaptive optics. The image has a full-width-half-maximum of 0.1 arcsecond (K band) and was produced by combining ALTAIR/NIRI images in K, Br-gamma, and H₂ (1-0) bands. The data were obtained in October, 2006 and are now available on the Gemini Science Archive.

Credit:

International Gemini Observatory

About the Image

Id:gemini-20061001-ngc7009-ao
Type:Observation
Release date:Dec. 28, 2007
Size:800 x 800 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 7009
Constellation:Aquarius
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):21 4 10.80
Position (Dec):-11° 21' 47.50"
Field of view:0.66 x 0.66 arcminutes
Orientation:North is -0.0° left of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
H2 1-0 S(1)
2.123 μmGemini North
NIRI
Infrared
Br-gamma
2.168 μmGemini North
NIRI
Infrared
k
2.2 μmGemini North
NIRI