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Bipolar Planetary Nebula KjPn8 (PN G112.5-00.1)

[KjPn8 (PN G112.5-00.1)]

About this image

This image was taken with the KPNO Mayall 4-meter telescope on November 5, 2010. Located in the constellation of Cassiopeia, KjPn8 (also known as PN G112.5-00.1) is a very unusual bipolar planetary nebula. Its complex structure is the result of irregular ejections of gas in different directions. It was observed in the narrowband filters of Oxygen [OIII] (blue) and Hydrogen-Alpha (red). North is up, East is to the left.

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Minimum credit line: T.A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF

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