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IC 4637 (2013)

I thought this was a faint galaxy when I first saw it in the archive because it looked like it had spiral arms. It’s not a very visually appealing nebula but the collection does not discriminate! Apparently there’s more to this one than Hubble’s exposures were able to capture. The PC chip where most planetary nebula are imaged seems to unfortunately not be very good at picking up faint details. I don’t understand this.

Red: hst_06119_53_wfpc2_f814w_pc_sci
Green: Pseudo
Blue: hst_06119_53_wfpc2_f555w_pc_sci

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Hubble data is public domain. I do, however, request that you credit me for the processing of the image if you use it.

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