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Anne’s Image of the Day: Planetary Nebula Jones-Emberson 1

19 Mar 2014, 13:21 UTC
Anne’s Image of the Day: Planetary Nebula Jones-Emberson 1
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March 19, 2013 Jones-Emberson 1, a planetary nebula in Lynx Image Credit & Copyright: J-P Metsävainio (http://astroanarchy.zenfolio.com) Jones-Emberson 1 (PK 164+31.1) is a faint planetary nebula of about 4 light-years across that lies about 1,600 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Lynx, while it is approaching us at approximately 84.3 kilometers [continue reading]

March 19, 2013
Jones-Emberson 1, a planetary nebula in Lynx

Image Credit & Copyright: J-P Metsävainio (http://astroanarchy.zenfolio.com)
Jones-Emberson 1 (PK 164+31.1) is a faint planetary nebula of about 4 light-years across that lies about 1,600 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Lynx, while it is approaching us at approximately 84.3 kilometers per second. For obvious reasons it is sometimes nicknamed the Headphone Nebula.
The name is derived from R. Jones and R. Emberson, who discovered the nebula in 1939; it’s “PK” designation comes from the names of Czechoslovakian astronomers Luboš Perek and Luboš Kohoutek, who in 1967 created an extensive catalog of all of the planetary nebulae known in the Milky Way as of 1964. The numbers indicate the position of the object on the sky. (“PK 164+31.1″ has a galactic longitude of 164 degrees, a galactic latitude of +31 degrees, ...

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