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 is a composite of four images taken with different NICMOS infrared filters on March 28, 1998. It shows that the physical properties of the material,
both composition and temperature, vary significantly throughout the outflowing material.
Last Update: 1 September 2019