||It is appropriate that this particular nebula is seen high in the sky
during the (cold) early evening hours of winter (northern hemisphere). At a distance
of around 3,000 light years away this bubble gas appears very bright
in our telescope. With your eyes you can see the central star and surrounding
nebulosity easily. More difficult to see is the "fur" of the hat that this
gentleman wears. Clicking on the top image shows the highest resolution. The
bottom picture is an older image (taken with an SCT).
|L R G B color production was used to create this image.||
Minimum credit line: Top Image: Sharon Kempton and Karen Brister/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF
Bottom Image: Peter and Suzie Erickson/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF
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