PK205+14.1: The Medusa Nebula


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The Medusa Nebula is a very ancient planetary nebula in the constellation of Gemini. Note that the inner bubble still has hints of blue and green structure, indicating that the central star (the slightly bluish one to the right of center) is still hot and makes the gas flouresce.

Equipment

20in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8.4
Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount
SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

L R G B color production was used to create this image.

L = 120 minutes binned 1x1
Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2
Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2
Blue = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Minimum credit line: Al and Andy Ferayorni/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF

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Updated: 10/18/2004