Release 331 of 1,057
Hubble Photographs a Planetary Nebula to Commemorate Decommissioning of Super Camera
Release date: May 10, 2009 2:00 PM (EDT)
Release type: Hubble Heritage

The Hubble community bids farewell to the soon-to-be decommissioned Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) onboard the Hubble Space Telescope. In tribute to Hubble's longest-running optical camera, planetary nebula K 4-55 has been imaged as WFPC2's final "pretty picture."

Release ID: STScI-2009-21
Release images (2)
Planetary Nebula K 4-55

Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Acknowledgment: R. Sahai and J. Trauger (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)