Planetary Nebula IRAS 17150-3224

The Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2has captured images of the birth of two planetary nebulae as they emerge from wrappings of gas and dust, like butterflies breaking out of their cocoons.


Sun Kwok and Kate Su (University of Calgary), Bruce Hrivnak (Valparaiso University), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:19 March 1998, 06:00
Size:512 x 512 px

About the Object

Name:Cotton Candy Nebula, IRAS 17150-3224
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Distance:8000 light years

Image Formats

Large JPEG
33.9 KB
Screensize JPEG
96.6 KB

Also see our

Accelerated by CDN77