This nebula belongs to the class of bipolar planetaries exhibiting "butterfly" or "hourglass" morphologies. Typically, these nebulae come from somewhat younger stars than rounder planetaries.
Shape: butterfly shaped
Distance: 2,000 light years
Location: Constellation Monoceros
RA: 07 09 22.52 DEC: -00 48 23.6
Size: 1/3 of a light year in diameter
Abundances/Description: unusually bright with two central stars that orbit around each other every 16 days.
Discoverer: Minkowski (1946)