IRAS 17423-1755

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Coordinates: Sky map 17h 45m 14.19s, −17° 56′ 46.9″

IRAS 17423-1755
A cosmic garden sprinkler.tif
Planetary nebula IRAS 17423-1755 taken by the Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data: J2000 epoch
Right ascension17h 45m 14.19s[1]
Declination−17° 56′ 46.9″[1]
Distance18,000[2] ly
Apparent magnitude (V)12.87[1]
DesignationsGSC2 S2202023288 , 2MASS J17451419-1756469, PK 009+05 1,

DENIS-P J174514.1-175646, GSC 06253-02182, MSX6C G009.3628+05.7782, PN G009.3+05.7,

GLMP 632, Hen 3-1475, PDS 465, [NHO98] 17423-1755
See also: Lists of nebulae

IRAS 17423-1755 also known as Henize 3-1475 is a planetary nebula, located in the constellation of Sagittarius around 18,000 light-years away from earth. The central star is more than 12,000 times as luminous as the Sun.


  1. ^ a b c "Search Results for IRAS 17423-1755". Astronomical Database. SIMBAD. Retrieved 8 October 2012.
  2. ^ a b "A cosmic garden sprinkler". ESA/Hubble Picture of the Week. Retrieved 8 October 2012.