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NGC 6302

Index NGC 6302

NGC 6302, also called the Bug Nebula, Butterfly Nebula, is a bipolar planetary nebula in the constellation Scorpius. [1]

21 relations: Bipolar nebula, Caldwell catalogue, Chakram, Edward Emerson Barnard, Epoch (astronomy), Hourglass, Hubble Space Telescope, James Dunlop, Light-year, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, New General Catalogue, Orders of magnitude (length), Parsec, PG 1159 star, Planetary nebula, Quartz, RCW Catalogue, Scorpius, Sharpless catalog, White dwarf, Wide Field Camera 3.

Bipolar nebula

A bipolar nebula is a distinctive nebular formation characterized by an axially symmetric bi-lobed appearance.

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Caldwell catalogue

The Caldwell Catalogue is an astronomical catalogue of 109 star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies for observation by amateur astronomers.

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Chakram

The chakram (cakram; chakkar; cakeram) is a throwing weapon from India.

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Edward Emerson Barnard

Edward Emerson Barnard (December 16, 1857 – February 6, 1923) was an American astronomer.

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Epoch (astronomy)

In astronomy, an epoch is a moment in time used as a reference point for some time-varying astronomical quantity, such as the celestial coordinates or elliptical orbital elements of a celestial body, because these are subject to perturbations and vary with time.

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Hourglass

An hourglass (or sandglass, sand timer, or sand clock) is a device used to measure the passage of time.

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Hubble Space Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a space telescope that was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990 and remains in operation.

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James Dunlop

James Dunlop FRSE (31 October 1793 – 22 September 1848) was a Scottish astronomer, noted for his work in Australia.

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Light-year

The light-year is a unit of length used to express astronomical distances and measures about 9.5 trillion kilometres or 5.9 trillion miles.

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Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering research in astronomy and astrophysics.

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New General Catalogue

The New General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars (abbreviated as NGC) is a catalogue of deep-sky objects compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888.

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Orders of magnitude (length)

The following are examples of orders of magnitude for different lengths.

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Parsec

The parsec (symbol: pc) is a unit of length used to measure large distances to astronomical objects outside the Solar System.

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PG 1159 star

A PG 1159 star, often also called a pre-degenerate, is a star with a hydrogen-deficient atmosphere that is in transition between being the central star of a planetary nebula and being a hot white dwarf.

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Planetary nebula

A planetary nebula, abbreviated as PN or plural PNe, is a type of emission nebula consisting of an expanding, glowing shell of ionized gas ejected from red giant stars late in their lives.

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Quartz

Quartz is a mineral composed of silicon and oxygen atoms in a continuous framework of SiO4 silicon–oxygen tetrahedra, with each oxygen being shared between two tetrahedra, giving an overall chemical formula of SiO2.

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RCW Catalogue

The RCW Catalogue (from Rodgers, Campbell & Whiteoak) is an astronomical catalogue of Hα-emission regions in the southern Milky Way, described in.

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Scorpius

Scorpius is one of the constellations of the zodiac.

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Sharpless catalog

The Sharpless catalog is a list of 313 HII regions (emission nebulae), intended to be comprehensive north of declination −27°.

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White dwarf

A white dwarf, also called a degenerate dwarf, is a stellar core remnant composed mostly of electron-degenerate matter.

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Wide Field Camera 3

The Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) is the Hubble Space Telescope's last and most technologically advanced instrument to take images in the visible spectrum.

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Redirects here:

Bug Nebula, Caldwell 69, Gum 60, RCW 124, Sh2-6.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_6302

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