NGC 2346

This near-infrared image obtained with GeMS adaptive optics system reveals the fine detail inside NGC 2346, a planetary nebula informaly also known as the 'Butterfly Nebula.' At the center of the nebula is a binary star system.

Credit:

International Gemini Observatory, Letizia Stanghellini (National Optical Astronomy Observatory) and T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage)

About the Image

Id:gemini-2013-ngc2346-legacy
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:55 p.m.
Size:4233 x 4145 px

About the Object

Name:Butterfly Nebula, NGC 2346
Constellation:Monoceros
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):7 9 23.00
Position (Dec):0° 48' 33.54"
Field of view:1.38 x 1.35 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 90.3° left of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWave-lengthTele-scope
Infrared
H2(2-1)
2.248 μmGemini South
GSAOI
Infrared
H I Brγ
2.166 μmGemini South
GSAOI
Infrared
H2(1-0)
2.122 μmGemini South
GSAOI