IC 3568

IC 3568


A ``Simple'' Planetary Nebula

This object was described by Balick et al. as ``one of the morphologically simplest planetaries in the sky,'' but here the bright inner region (diameter 6.4 arcsec) resolves into a complex structure with linear features pointing away from the central star. A very smooth, faint halo surrounds the bright region.


Last updated December 30, 1996
Web page by Robin Ciardullo ( rbc@astro.psu.edu )
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Penn State University