NGC 7027

NGC 7027


The Brightest Planetary Nebulae

NGC 7027 is the most luminous planetary nebula in the Milky Way. Yet its center star is barely visible, due both to the brightness of the nebula and the fact the most of the central star's energy comes out in the ultraviolet. As with many bright PN, NGC~7027's morphology is classified as bi-polar.


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