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WIYN Images: Planetary Nebulae

Planetary nebulae form in the late stages of life of some stars when outer layers of gas that have been shed off glow with energy from the central star. The "planetary" designation refers to their appearance in small telescopes and they are not otherwise related to planets.

[Abell 39]
Abell 39
[Egg]
Egg
[M27, Dumbbell]
M27, Dumbbell
[M27, Dumbbell]
M27, Dumbbell
[M27, Dumbbell]
M27, Dumbbell
[M57, Ring]
M57, Ring
[M57, Ring]
M57, Ring
[M57, Ring Nebula]
M57, Ring Nebula
[M76]
M76
[NGC40]
NGC40
[NGC40]
NGC40
[NGC1275]
NGC1275
[NGC1501]
NGC1501
[Saturn]
Saturn



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