CK Vulpeculae seen with Gemini North

The enigmatic CK Vulpeculae nebula. The team of astronomers measured the speeds and changes in positions of the two small reddish arcs about 1/4 of the way up from the bottom and 1/4 of the way down from the top to help determine that the nebula is expanding five times faster than previously thought.

Credit:

International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Image processing: Travis Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage), Jen Miller (Gemini Observatory/NSF's NOIRLab), Mahdi Zamani & Davide de Martin

About the Image

Id:noirlab2029a
Type:Observation
Release date:Nov. 24, 2020, 8 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2029
Size:2200 x 2200 px

About the Object

Name:CK Vulpeculae
Constellation:Vulpecula
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):19 47 38.02
Position (Dec):27° 18' 50.85"
Field of view:2.48 x 2.48 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 180.0° left of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
OIII
499 nmGemini North
GMOS-N
Optical
SII
672 nmGemini North
GMOS-N
Optical
H-alpha
655 nmGemini North
GMOS-N