Hen 3-1333 (2013)

Well, this looks like a preplanetary nebula to me, but we all know looks can deceive. I do know that there is no strict line between a preplanetary and a planetary nebula so it is understandable that I wonder why this one is is not classified as preplanetary. Anyway, it’s also one of those weird planetaries with a WC Wolf-Rayet central star. It wouldn’t be the first time I’ve been thrown off by one of those.  Strange. It might not even be a planetary nebula but rather more precisely an ejecta shell. Oh well, another day, another nebula.

Red: HST_9463_80_ACS_HRC_F606W_sci
Green: Pseudo
Blue: HST_9463_80_ACS_HRC_F435W_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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