Southern Crab Nebula
A tempestuous relationship between an unlikely pair of stars may have created an oddly shaped, gaseous nebula that resembles an hourglass nestled within an hourglass.
The possible creators of these shapes cannot be seen at all in this Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2image. It's a pair of aging stars buried in the glow of the tiny, central nebula.
About the Image
|Release date:||24 August 1999, 15:00|
|Size:||3001 x 2401 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Hen 2-104, IRAS 14085-5112, Southern Crab Nebula|
|Type:||• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary|
• Nebulae Images/Videos
|Distance:||7000 light years|
Colours & filters
|658 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|