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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
[Abell 74]
Abell 74
[BD+303639]
BD+303639
[Bug]
Bug
[Ear Nebula]
Ear Nebula
[Egg]
Egg
[HDW 3]
HDW 3
[HFG1]
HFG1
[Helix]
Helix
[Helix]
Helix
[Jones 1]
Jones 1
[KjPn8 (PN G112.5-00.1)]
KjPn8 (PN G112.5-00.1)
[M15]
M15
[M27]
M27
[M27, Dumbbell]
M27, Dumbbell
[M27, Dumbbell]
M27, Dumbbell
[M27, Dumbbell]
M27, Dumbbell
[M27, Dumbbell]
M27, Dumbbell
[M27, Dumbbell]
M27, Dumbbell
[M27, Dumbbell]
M27, Dumbbell
[M27, Dumbbell]
M27, Dumbbell
[M46]
M46
[M57, Ring]
M57, Ring
[M57, Ring]
M57, Ring
[M57, Ring]
M57, Ring
[M57, Ring]
M57, Ring
[M57, Ring]
M57, Ring
[M57, Ring Nebula]
M57, Ring Nebula
[M76]
M76
[M76]
M76
[M97]
M97
[M97, Owl]
M97, Owl
[MWP1]
MWP1
[Medusa Nebula]
Medusa Nebula
[NGC40]
NGC40
[NGC40]
NGC40
[NGC1501]
NGC1501
[NGC2467]
NGC2467
[NGC 3242]
NGC 3242
[NGC6369]
NGC6369
[RCW 101]
RCW 101
[Saturn]
Saturn
[Saturn]
Saturn
[Sh2-174]
Sh2-174
[Sh2-188]
Sh2-188
[Sh2-290]
Sh2-290
[Sh2-68]
Sh2-68
[Soap Bubble Nebula]
Soap Bubble Nebula


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Last updated: Aug 29 2014