WR 31a (2014)

A remarkable nebula around a Wolf-Rayet star known as WR 31a. I’d love to see some H-alpha data for this. It could be a wind nebula similar to the one around WR 124 but it sure doesn’t look very similar. Hrm. Another treasure dug up from proposal 15036.

Red: ACS/WFC F814W
Green: Pseudo
Blue: ACS/WFC F606W

North is NOT up. It is 49.22° counter-clockwise from up.

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