Planetary Nebula HFG1

This image was obtained with the wide-field view of the Mosaic camera on the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. HFG1 is a planetary nebula in the constellation of Cassiopeia. It was produced by a binary star system (V664 Cas) that is moving rapidly through our Galaxy. The star is moving towards the upper-right of the image. As HFG1 plows through the interstellar medium, a bluish bowshock is produced; and a red trail of gas is left behind in its wake. The image was generated with observations in the Hydrogen alpha (red) and Oxygen [OIII] (blue) filters. In this image, North is down and East is to the right.

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

About the Image

Id:noao-hfg1
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:34 p.m.
Size:6103 x 4536 px

About the Object

Name:HFG1
Constellation:Cassiopeia
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 2 58.62
Position (Dec):64° 50' 10.92"
Field of view:26.62 x 19.79 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 180.0° left 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