Round Planetary Nebula IC 3568
Round Planetary Nebula IC 3568
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News release ID: STScI-1997-38
Release Date: Dec 17, 1997
Image Use: Copyright
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IC 3568 lies in the constellation Camelopardalis at a distance of about 9,000 light-years, and has a diameter of about 0.4 light-years (or about 800 times the diameter of our solar system). It is an example of a round planetary nebula. Note the bright inner shell and fainter, smooth, circular outer envelope.


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Astronomical, Hubble Telescope, Nebulae, Planetary Nebulae

Credits

Credits: Howard Bond (Space Telescope Science Institute), Robin Ciardullo (Pennsylvania State University) and NASA