M 1-42

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Coordinates: Sky map 18h 11m 05.028s, −28° 58′ 59.33″

M 1-42
Emission nebula
Planetary nebula
Hubble Observes Glowing, Fiery Shells of Gas.jpg
Planetary nebula M 1-42
Observation data: J2000 epoch
Right ascension18h 11m 05.028s[1]
Declination−28° 58′ 59.33″[1]
Distance10 000 ly
ConstellationSagittarius
DesignationsPK 002-04 2, PN VV' 357, WRAY 16-380, GSC2 S301212227655, PN G002.7-04.8, PN M 1-42, [DSH99] 456-4, Hen 2-359, PN Sa 2-305, PN VV 153, IRAS 18079-2859, PN StWr 2-8, SCM 187
See also: Lists of nebulae

M 1-42 is a planetary nebula located in the constellation of Sagittarius, 10 000 light-years away from Earth.

The nebula has been nicknamed the "Eye of Sauron Nebula" due to its resemblance to the Lord of the Rings film artifact.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Search results for ESO 456-67". Astronomical Database. SIMBAD. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  2. ^ Anderson, Thomas (2 March 2013). "The Eye of Sauron is nebula ESO 456-67". Tech Guru Daily.
  3. ^ Hoffman, Mark (25 February 2013). "Another Eye Of Sauron Nebula". Science World Report.