Planetary nebula

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This planetary nebula with spiral arms is also known as Menzel 2, after the US astronomer Donald Menzel who discovered it in the 1920s. It is located in Norma, a constellation in the Southern celestial hemisphere where you can also find Menzel 1 and 3, two ‘bipolar planetary nebulas’ (shaped like butterflies or hourglasses). Samos, Hubble Images, Hubble Pictures, Telescope Images, Planetary Nebula, Sistem Solar, Whirlpool Galaxy, Hubble Space, Space Photos

Hubble pictures planetary nebula with spiral arms

This planetary nebula with spiral arms is also known as Menzel 2, after the US astronomer Donald Menzel who discovered it in the 1920s. It is located in Norma, a constellation in the Southern celestial hemisphere where you can also find Menzel 1 and 3, two ‘bipolar planetary nebulas’ (shaped like butterflies or hourglasses).

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Messier 57 - The Ring Nebula

Messier 57 - The Ring Nebula Credit: NASA/ESA HST, Spitzer ST, Giuseppe Donatiello RA: 283,387° Dec: 33,026 The Ring Nebula (Messier 57 or NGC 6720) is a planetary nebula in Lyra and it is illuminated by a central white dwarf or planetary nebula nucleus (PNN) of 15.75 visual magnitude. All the interior parts of this nebula have a blue-green tinge that is caused by the doubly ionized oxygen emission lines at 495.7 and 500.7 nm. In the outer region of the ring, part of the reddish hue is…

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