Saturday, April 13, 2013

IC 1295

This intriguing picture from ESO’s Very Large Telescope shows the glowing green planetary nebula IC 1295 surrounding a dim and dying star. It is located about 3300 light-years away in the constellation of Scutum (The Shield). This is the most detailed picture of this object ever taken.

Photo credit: ESO

Note: For more information, see A Ghostly Green Bubble.

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