Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Dolphin Nebula Swimming Through Space

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The Dolphin Nebula image is surreal. This is known and reported by as "crescent-shaped planetary nebula SH2-188 glows in wisps of green". Bill Snyder, an astrophotographer, has created an extraordinary image for us to enjoy and ponder.

Bill Snyder reports, "Sh2-188 also known as PNG128.0-4.1 and Simeis22. The Dolphin Nebula, in the constellation Cassiopeia, is a planetary nebula. It is approxmiatly 850 light years from Earth This an asymmetrical shaped planetary nebula."

Dolphin Nebula

Thanks to for breaking the story and Bill Snyder for his wonderful image.

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