An image of NGC 6302, the Bug Nebula, has been uploaded

Hi all,

A new image has been uploaded. This time, a planetary nebula, NGC 6302, also called the Bug Nebula or the Butterfly nebula, has been the chosen object. This nebula presents several unique characteristics, such an extremely hot central white dwarf (250,000 ºC, one of the hottest recorded). The central star had not been seen or photographically captured until 2009 (Hubble Telescope) due to a very dark central dust torus. The image has been taken in narrowband and mapped to natural colors.

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