Herschel article

giugno 28th, 2010  |  Published in Interaction Design

Herschel Rules

Some well known galactic nebulae and their vital statistics

Omega Nebula

Omega Nebula
Distance from Earth:
5000 - 6000 lightyears
Diameter:
15 Lightyears
Mass:
800 solar masses
Catalogue number:
M17 / NGC6618
Discovered in:
1764
Discoverer:
Philippe Loys de Chéseaux

Rosette Nebula

Rosette Nebula
Distance from Earth:
5200 lightyears
Diameter:
130 lightyears
Mass:
10'000 solar masses
Catalogue number:
NGC2244
Discovered in:
1690
Discoverer:
John Flamsteed

Ring Nebula

Ring Nebula
Distance from Earth:
2300 lightyears
Diameter:
2.6 lightyears
Mass:
1.2 solar masses
Catalogue number:
M57 / NGC6822
Discovered in:
1886
Discoverer:
Antoine Darquier de Pellepoix

Tarantula Nebula

Tarantula Nebula
Distance from Earth:
180'000 lightyears
Diameter:
1000 lightyears
Mass:
450'000 solar masses
Catalogue number:
NGC2070
Discovered in:
1751
Discoverer:
Nicolas Louis de Lacaille

Triangulum Nebula

Triangulum Nebula
Distance from Earth:
2'700'000 lightyears
Diameter:
1500 lightyears
Mass:
15 - 60 solar masses
Catalogue number:
NGC604
Discovered in:
1784
Discoverer:
William Herschel

Eagle Nebula

Eagle Nebula
Distance from Earth:
6500 lightyears
Diameter:
9.6 lightyears
Mass:
12'500 solar masses
Catalogue number:
M16 / NGC6611
Discovered in:
1746
Discoverer:
Jean-Philippe de Cheseaux

Crab Nebula

Crab Nebula
Distance from Earth:
1400 lightyears
Diameter:
11 lightyears
Mass:
10 solar masses
Catalogue number:
M1 / NGC1952
Discovered in:
1731
Discoverer:
John Bevis

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