Cotton Candy Nebula

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Cotton Candy Nebula
reflection nebula
protoplanetary nebula
Cottoncandynebula.jpg
The Cotton Candy Nebula as seen by Hubble
Credit: Sun Kwok and Kate Su (University of Calgary), Bruce Hrivnak (Valparaiso University), and NASA
Observation data: epoch
Right ascension 17h 18m 20s
Declination −32° 27′ 22″
Constellation Ara
See also: Lists of nebulae

The Cotton Candy Nebula is a protoplanetary nebula that was originally discovered by the IRAS satellite. It is also known as IRAS 17150-3224. It is a good example of a DUPLEX-type PPN.[1]

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