Planetary Nebula IC 3568

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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.

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: 12:33:6.87, Dec: 82:33:48.95 (J2000)  
    Field of View 0.0139 x 0.0083 degrees  
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