This is a video zoom into the region of sky containing the planetary nebula NGC 5189. The nebula has a knotty and filamentary structure surrounding bluish lobes. The nebula was formed by gases escaping from a dying Sun-like star. The nebula is located several thousand light-years away in the southern constellation Musca.
NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI);
Acknowledgment: A. Fujii, Digitized Sky Survey (DSS), STScI/AURA, Palomar/Caltech, and UKSTU/AAO, Gemini Observatory, AURA, T. Rector (U. Alaska) and and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Publication: December 18, 2012