NGC 2346 - A Cosmic Butterfly’s Delicate Wings

The new image of NGC 2346 showing unprecedented resolution of the molecular hydrogen gas. The image is about 1 arc minute on a side: north is up, east is to the left. In contrast, the size of the full moon is 30 arc minutes

Credit:

NOIRLab

About the Image

Id:gemini1504a
Type:Observation
Release date:July 9, 2015
Related releases:gemini1504
Size:849 x 909 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 2346
Constellation:Monoceros
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):7 9 22.60
Position (Dec):0° 48' 31.66"
Field of view:1.12 x 1.20 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.4° left of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
H2 (1-0) S(1)
2.122 μmGemini South
GSAOI