IC 4663 (2013)

Small but bright and pretty, IC 4663 is even more interesting than it seems at first glance. A quick search instantly directs one to various papers pointing out that the central star for this planetary nebula is a Wolf-Rayet star.

Note that data is discreetly missing from the corners.

Red: hst_08773_12_wfpc2_f658n_pc_sci
Green: hst_07501_65_wfpc2_f555w_pc_sci
Blue: hst_08773_12_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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