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The "Rotten Egg" Nebula - a Planetary Nebula in the Making

The "Rotten Egg" Nebula - a Planetary Nebula in the Making

Depicts: OH 231.8+4.2, The Rotten Egg Nebula
Copyright: NASA, ESA, William B. Latter (SIRTF Science Center/California Institute of Technology), John H. Bieging (University of Arizona), Casey Meakin (University of Arizona), A.G.G.M. Tielens (Kapteyn Astronomical Institute), Aditya Dayal (IPAC/NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Joseph L. Hora (Center for Astrophysics), and DouglasM. Kelly (University of Arizona)

This black-and-white image was taken with one NICMOS infrared filter. That image is able to show more clearly the faint detail and structure in the nebula than can be achieved with the color composites.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
16-Jun-2024 03:25 UT

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