Planetary Nebula NGC 5189

Planetary Nebula NGC 5189

NGC 5189 is a planetary nebula spans about three light years and lies about 3,000 light years away toward the southern constellation of the Fly [Musca].
Seen through a telescope it seems to have an S shape, reminiscent of a barred spiral galaxy. 

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team.

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