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An  excellent earth based image of M27 (Messier 27) known as the Dumbbell Nebula in the constellation Vulpecula.  This image was taken by the astronomers of the VLT (Very Large Telescope) in Chile.  Information, and technical data on the image are included.

Information page on the Hubble Space Telescope's image of the 'Stingray' Nebula in the constellation Ara. The designation of this planetary nebula is H3-1357, or Henize 3-1357.

 NASA Press Release  of Dec. 17, 1997 on stunning new planetary nebulae images from the Hubble Space Telescope.  Discussion of these images by Dr. Bruce Balick, Professor of Astronomy,  and Mario Livio, and Howard Bond, STScI Staff Scientists. Links to HST Images and a great new page from Dr. Balick in which he discusses these images and presents several others.
 

Helix Nebula; The Movie (Courtesy NASA)

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