Friday, April 26, 2013

Planetary Nebula NGC 2438 shares the skies with the Calabash Nebula

Thursday, April 25, 2013: Planetary nebula NGC 2438 stands out brightly at top left, while at lower right the Calabash Nebula glows very faintly as a kind of upright light-bulb shape. 

The Calabash Nebula is also named the "Rotten Egg Nebula" owing to a relatively large amount of sulphur. 

Image obtained Dec. 2012-Jan 2013.

Credit: Adam Block /Mount Lemmon SkyCenter /University of Arizona

The Calabash Nebula

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