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January 16, 1996 12:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-1996-07

Hubble Finds an Hourglass Nebula around a Dying Star

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Hourglass Nebula, MyCn18
Object Description: Planetary Nebula
Position (J2000): R.A. 13h 39m 29.68s
Dec. -67° 22' 38.79"
Constellation: Musca
Distance: 8,000 light-years (2,500 parsecs)
About the Data
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): July 30, 1995
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, R. Sahai, J. Trauger (JPL), and The WFPC2 Science Team
Release Date: January 16, 1996