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.


Web page by Robin Ciardullo ( rbc@astro.psu.edu )
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Penn State University