Galaxy NGC 3132
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Galaxy NGC 3132

March 31, 2003
Atlas Image mosaic, covering 5.0´ × 5.0´ on the sky, of the planetary nebula NGC 3132, known to amateur astronomers as the "Eight-Burst" or "Southern Ring" Nebula. The nebula was spectacularly imaged in the optical in a number of bands by the Hubble Space Telescope. The large wind-blown cavity in the nebula is also obvious in the near-infrared 2MASS image, as is much of the filamentary structure and extended emission. 2001 Feb 7-13

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