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About the Object Object Name: Helix Nebula, NGC 7293
Object Type: Planetary Nebula
Position (J2000): RA: 22h29m38.55s Dec: -20d49m26.00s
Distance: 650 light-years (200 parsecs)
Constellation: Aquarius
About the Data Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/K. Su (Univ. of Ariz.)
Instrument: IRAC + MIPS
Wavelength: 3.6-4.5 (blue), 5.8-8.0 (green), 24 (red) microns
Exposure Date: 2004-10-30 for IRAC and 2004-11-02 for MIPS
Exposure Time: 160 sec at IRAC bands and 240 sec at 24 microns
Image Scale: 31.5 x 23.7 arcmin
Orientation: N is 61 deg CW from up
Release Date: 2007/02/12
Observers Kate Su (University of Arizona)
George Rieke (University of Arizona)
Patrick J. Huggins (New York University)
You-Hua Chu (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Robert Gruendl (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Ralf Napiwotzki (University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom)
Thomas Rauch (University Tubingen, Germany)
William B. Latter (NASA's Herschel Science Center)
Kevin Volk (Gemini Observatory)

 
Archival IRAC data from:
J. L. Hora (Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
W. B. Latter (NASA/ Herschel Science Center)
M. Marengo (Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
G.G. Fazio (Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
H.A. Smith (Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)

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