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September 7, 2000 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2000-28

IC 418: The "Spirograph" Nebula

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About the Object
Object Name: IC 418 - The "Spirograph" Nebula
Object Description: Planetary Nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 27m 28.2s
Dec. -12° 41' 50"
Constellation: Lepus
Mean Surface Scale: The nebula is about 0.2 light-years or 13,000 AU (18 arcseconds) in diameter
Distance: About 2000 light-years
About the Data
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): February 1999 (F656N - Sahai), September 1999 (F502N, F658N - Hajian)
Exposure Time: 35 minutes
Principal Astronomers: R. Sahai and J. Trauger (JPL) A. Hajian (USNO), Y. Terzian (Cornell), B. Balick (Univ. Washington), H. Bond and N. Panagia (STScI)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: September 7, 2000 1:00 a.m. (EDT)
Filters: Red: F658N [N II]
Green: F656N Hα
Blue: F502N [O III]