NGC 6884 (2013)

Small but bright and pretty, NGC 6884 wasknown to be a bright, round disk until Hubble took a look at it, revealing complex details. It’s a shame that many planetary nebulas are so hard to see. It would appear even more bright if it were not for our Milky Way’s interloping dust.

Red: hst_06119_41_wfpc2_f814w_pc_sci+hst_08390_08_wfpc2_f658n_pc_sci
Green: hst_08390_08_wfpc2_f555w_pc_sci
Blue: hst_08390_08_wfpc2_f502n_pc_sci

North is up.

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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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