NGC 5189 image taken with the Hubble Space Telescope on July 6, 2012.
|Right ascension||13h 33m 32.97s|
|Declination||-65° 58′ 26.7″|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||8.2, 8.5p|
|Apparent dimensions (V)||90 × 62 arcsec|
|Absolute magnitude (V)||-|
|Other designations||Spiral Planetary Nebula, Gum 47, IC 4274, He2-94, Sa2-95, PK 307-3.1|
|See also: Planetary nebula, Lists of nebulae|
NGC 5189 (Gum 47, IC 4274, nicknamed Spiral Planetary Nebula) is a planetary nebula in the constellation Musca. It was discovered by James Dunlop in 1st July 1826, who catalogued it as Δ252. For many years, well into the 1960s, it was thought to be a bright emission nebula. It was Karl Gordon Henize in 1967 who first described NGC 5189 as quasi-planetary based on its spectral emissions.
Media related to NGC 5189 at Wikimedia Commons
- NGC 5189 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Astrophoto, Sky Map, Articles and images
- APOD 1995
- Astronomy Picture of the Day - December 19, 2012
- A Cosmic Holiday Ornament, Hubble-Style