Vy 2-3 (2013)

Vy 2-3 is pretty round but not perfectly round. The Lemon Slice remains the reigning champion of roundness. “Vy” is a new name to me so I had to look it up. This seems to be another case of, “Wait, this isn’t just a star. The emission lines are weird.” So the Vy is for Vyssotsky, who discovered it while surveying stars.

All channels: hst_08345_16_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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