The Boomerang Nebula reveals its true shape with ALMA. The background purple structure, as seen in visible light (HST), shows a classic double-lobe shape with a very narrow central region. ALMA’s ability to see the cold molecular gas reveals the nebula’s more elongated shape, in orange.
|Band||V; ALMA Band 6 CO 2-1|
|Center||RA: 12:44:45.98, Dec: -54:31:09.96|
|Field of View||0.35 x 0.35 arcminutes|