Hubble's Planetary Nebula Gallery. A View of IC 3568

IC 3568 lies in the constellation Camelopardalis at a distance of about 9, 000 light-years, and has a diameter of about 0.4 light-years (or about 800 times the diameter of our solar system). It is an example of a round planetary nebula. Note the bright inner shell and fainter, smooth, circular outer envelope.

Credit:

Howard Bond ( Space Telescope Science Institute), Robin Ciardullo (Pennsylvania State University) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9738c
Type:Observation
Release date:17 December 1997, 06:00
Size:485 x 479 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 12317+8250
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
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Distance:15000 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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