Ground-based Field of View and Location of the Bubble Nebula

Ground-based Field of View and Location of the Bubble Nebula

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News release ID: STScI-2016-13
Release Date: Apr 21, 2016
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

This graphic shows the wider context of the Bubble Nebula. The National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) image (left) by Travis Rector has been rotated and cropped to be north-up and closer to the orientation of the Hubble Space Telescope image (right). In addition to the inner bubble seen in the Hubble image, the wider view shows a large cloud complex, including two larger shells surrounding the massive star near the center.


Tags
Annotated, Astronomical, Emission Nebulae, Hubble Heritage, Hubble Telescope, Massive Stars, Nebulae, Stars

Credits

T. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF, NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)