M 1-30 (2013)

Another teeny planetary nebula. Here, a slightly perturbed figure-eight and some faint concentric rings are visible. What are these shapes, really? For an idea, I would take a look at a closer planetary nebula which is a bit easier to see. The Etched Hourglass seems related.

Triangles of data are missing from the lower left and right corners.

Red: hst_08345_37_wfpc2_f658n_pc_sci
Green: Pseudo
Blue: hst_08345_37_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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