Gotta love the symmetry of this one. I especially like the nearly perfectly smooth arcs formed at the top and bottom of the nebula. The bumpy clusters closer to the core remind me of clumps of salmon roe.
Here’s a Spacetelescope.org article about IC 4634.
Corners are missing data.
Red: hst_06856_02_wfpc2_f658n_pc_sci + hst_06856_02_wfpc2_f656n_pc_sci
Green: hst_06856_02_wfpc2_f547m_pc_sci + hst_06856_02_wfpc2_f487n_pc_sci
North is up
Hubble data is public domain, but I put a lot of work into combining it into beautiful color images. The minimal credit line should read: NASA / ESA / J. Schmidt
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