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NGC 2392 "Eskimo" (2013)

NGC 2392 really does look like an Eskimo. There is a very good article on this object and its x-ray data here, at the Chandra website. I can’t think of anything unique or insightful to add. I avoided greatly saturating the red and yellow knots as seen in other versions of this same image. I think it gives a better sense that the blueish parts are probably a sphere surrounding the whole thing and not a disc shape which happens to face us, but I guess it could be a disc. If only we could get a different viewing angle for these things, they’d be easier to understand.

Red: hst_11122_05_wfpc2_f658n_wf_sci
Green: hst_11122_05_wfpc2_f656n_wf_sci
Blue: hst_11122_05_wfpc2_f502n_wf_sci

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