Hen 2-47

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Hen 2-47
Emission nebula
Planetary nebula
Hen 2-47 photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data: J2000 epoch
Right ascension 10h 23m 09.143s[1]
Declination−60° 32′ 42.21″[1]
Distance6600 ly[2] ly
DesignationsESO 127-16[1]
See also: Lists of nebulae

Hen 2-47 is a young planetary nebula that lies about 6600 light years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Carina, the keel.[2]

Hen 2-47 contains six lobes of gas and dust that suggest that the central star of the nebula ejected material at least three times in three different directions. During each ejection, the star fired off a narrow pair jets of gas pointed in opposite directions, eventually giving the nebula the shape it has at present.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "PN My 59". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2008-12-27.
  2. ^ a b c "Hubble Captures Stars Going Out in Style". Retrieved 2008-12-27.

Coordinates: Sky map 10h 23m 09.143s, −60° 32′ 42.21″