Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392)

Pretty patterns of gas and dust.
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Christopher K.
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Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392)

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The Eskimo Nebula (so called because it resembles a person bundled inside a parka) is one of the most beloved telescopic and photographic objects in the Milky Way. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1787. Another name used is the Clown-Face Nebula.

More information:
https://www.daviddarling.info/encyclope ... ebula.html
https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagega ... e_762.html

Christopher K.
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Re: Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392)

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The friendly people at Lowell state in exquisite terms why this object is so well-known and fascinating; it is a outward-expanding envelope of hydrogen and helium--one of many objects showing various stages of the stellar life cycle...
https://lowell.edu/eskimo-nebula/

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