IPHASX J205013.7+465518, the Ear Nebula

This image was obtained with the wide-field view of the Mosaic camera on the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. Informally known as the "Ear Nebula", this relatively old and very faint planetary nebula was discovered by the INT/WFC Photometric H-alpha Survey of the Northern Galactic Plane (IPHAS) in 2005. The image was generated with observations in the Hydrogen alpha (red) and Oxygen [OIII] (blue) filters. In this image, North is up, East is to the left.

Credit:
T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA)

About the Image

Id:noao-ear
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:34 p.m.
Size:2292 x 2098 px

About the Object

Name:Ear Nebula, IPHASX J205013.7+465518
Constellation:Cygnus
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):20 50 10.56
Position (Dec):46° 52' 57.35"
Field of view:10.00 x 9.15 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.3° right of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
Olll
499 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1
Optical
Ha
656 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1