Planetary Nebula NGC 7027

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About this Image

In 1977, the newly functioning VLA was used to map the radio emission from shells of hot gas, known as planetary nebulae, ejected from dying stars. The intensity of the radiation is denoted by color, which ranges from red (brightest) to blue (faintest). The effective angular size of the array's beam is shown in the inset. NGC 7027 represents one of the strongest and most unusual of the planetary nebulae.

Investigator(s):  R.M. Hjellming, R.C. Bignell, and B. Balick

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Technical Data

    Telescope VLA 
    Date of Observation 1977-07-00 
    Type of Observation Continuum Observations 
    Band C 
    Wavelength 6 cm 
    Frequency 5.0 GHz 
    Center of Image RA: 21:07:1.59, Dec: 42:14:10.20 (J2000)  
    Field of View 0.0083 x 0.0083 degrees  
    Technical Caption VLA in hybrid-configuration using 6 antennas. Resolution 1.5 x 3.0 arcsec.  

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