|Though taken under variable seeing conditions, this image still records
the intricate detail of this nebula. Most intriguing are of course the
ansae that extend along the longer axis of the nebula. In case you are
wondering, the word "ansae" is from Latin- literally it means "handles."
Try looking up that word in an English dictionary sometime. :) To-date
the process by which these ansea and reddish "FLIERS" develope is still
unknown. This structure is observed in many well-known planetary nebula.
|L R G B color production was used to create this image.||
Minimum credit line: Brad Ehrhorn/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF
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