Thursday, October 10, 2013

IC 2220 - The Toby Jug Nebula

Located about 1200 light-years from Earth in the southern constellation of Carina (The Ship’s Keel), the Toby Jug Nebula, more formally known as IC 2220, is an example of a reflection nebula. It is a cloud of gas and dust illuminated from within by the central star, designated HD 65750.

Photo credit: ESO

Note: For more information, see A Close Look at the Toby Jug Nebula.

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