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Eskimo Nebula
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Eskimo Nebula

March 31, 2003
Atlas Image, covering 5.4´ × 5.4´ on the sky, showing the Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392). This is a planetary nebula, showing a double ring structure. Planetary nebulae are formed as low-mass stars, like the Sun, reach the end of their lives and lose their outer envelopes to the interstellar medium. 1999 Apr 14-20