Hen 2-161 (2013)

A fairly obscure planetary nebula that’s actually rather pretty. There seems to be a ring of knots around the center. I’m not sure the central star is visible in this image. There is one that might be it but it’s off center and it wouldn’t be the first time a central star failed to appear in some f656n data.

This is a single channel of data with some artificial color applied. Corners are discreetly missing data.

All channels: hst_08345_33_wfpc2_f656n_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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