M1-92

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Planetary Nebula M 1-92
Minkowski 92.jpg
Minkowski 92, features two vast onion-shaped structures either side of an ageing star, giving it a very distinctive shape.[1]
Observation data
(Epoch J2000.0)
Right ascension 19h 36m 18.0s
Declination +29° 33′ 00″
Apparent magnitude (V) 11.7
Apparent dimensions (V) 8 × 16 arcsec
Constellation Cygnus
Physical characteristics
Radius -
Absolute magnitude (V) -
Notable features -
Other designations Footprint Nebula, IRAS 19343+2926
See also: Planetary nebula, Lists of nebulae

M1-92 (Minkowski 92) is a protoplanetary nebula. It was imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope in the 1990s. The bipolar planetary nebula has a particular form of twin lobes of material that emanates from a central star. Astronomers have dubbed this object as the Footprint Nebula.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rare Cosmic Footprint". Picture of the Week. ESA/Hubble. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 

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