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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: J2000.0 epoch
Right ascension 19h 36m 18.0s
Declination +29° 33′ 00″
Distance 8000 ly
Apparent magnitude (V) 11.7
Apparent dimensions (V) 8 × 16 arcsec
Constellation Cygnus
Physical characteristics
Radius 0.31 ly
Absolute magnitude (V) -
Notable features -
Designations Footprint Nebula, IRAS 19343+2926
See also: 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. This nebula is approximately 8000 light years away from Earth.

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

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