Release 29 of 54
IC 418: The "Spirograph" Nebula
Release date: Sep 7, 2000 12:00 AM (EDT)
Release type: Hubble Heritage

Glowing like a multi-faceted jewel, the planetary nebula IC 418 lies about 2,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Lepus. In this picture, the Hubble telescope reveals some remarkable textures weaving through the nebula. Their origin, however, is still uncertain.

Release ID: STScI-2000-28
Release image
The Spirograph Nebula (IC 418)

Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Acknowledgment: Dr. Raghvendra Sahai (JPL) and Dr. Arsen R. Hajian (USNO)