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IRAS 17340-3757

Mindlessly trying to waste some time lately by browsing for anything classified as a reflection nebula in the archive lately. This one is apparently a preplanetary nebula with the typical bipolar structure. Interestingly, the knots and linear formations seem fuzzier than other preplanetary nebulas I've processed. Not sure what that means if anything.

 

Data from the following proposal were used to create this image:

When does Bipolarity Impose itself on the Extreme Mass Outflows from AGB Stars? An ACS SNAPshot Survey

 

I removed the occulting finger by using the content-aware fill tool (smart data cloning).

 

Red: ACS/HRC F814W

Green: Pseudo

Blue: ACS/HRC F606W

 

North is up.

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Uploaded on June 13, 2020