Bipolar Planetary Nebula KjPn8 (PN G112.5-00.1)

This image was taken with the KPNO Mayall 4-meter telescope on November 5, 2010. Located in the constellation of Cassiopeia, KjPn8 (also known as PN G112.5-00.1) is a very unusual bipolar planetary nebula. Its complex structure is the result of irregular ejections of gas in different directions. It was observed in the narrowband filters of Oxygen [OIII] (blue) and Hydrogen-Alpha (red). North is down, East is to the right.

Credit:

T.A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

About the Image

Id:noao-kjpn8
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:34 p.m.
Size:3400 x 1900 px

About the Object

Name:KjPn8, PN G112.5-00.1
Constellation:Cassiopeia
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):23 23 30.04
Position (Dec):60° 57' 57.05"
Field of view:14.85 x 8.28 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 179.9° right of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
Olll
499 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1
Optical
Ha
656 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1