IC 4406

IC 4406


Dusty Filaments in a Bipolar Nebula

The bright central region of IC 4406 is surrounded by an astounding network of filamentary dust features. The Planetary Camera chip, in which the nucleus is centered, has a width of 35 arcsec. The green specks on the frame are caused by "cosmic rays" that continually bombard the camera.


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