Hen 2-47 photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope
|Observation data: J2000 epoch|
|Right ascension||10h 23m 09.143s|
|Declination||−60° 32′ 42.21″|
|Distance||6600 ly ly|
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.