M1-92 (Minkowski 92) is a protoplanetary nebula. It was imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope in the 1990s. The bipolar planetary nebula has a particular form of twin lobes of material that emanates from a central star. Astronomers have dubbed this object as the Footprint Nebula. This nebula is approximately 8000 light years away from Earth.

M 1-92
Emission nebula
Planetary nebula
Minkowski 92.jpg
Minkowski 92, features two vast onion-shaped structures either side of an ageing star, giving it a very distinctive shape.[1]
Observation data: J2000.0 epoch
Right ascension19h 36m 18.0s
Declination+29° 33′ 00″
Distance8000 ly
Apparent magnitude (V)11.7
Apparent dimensions (V)8 × 16 arcsec
Physical characteristics
Radius0.31 ly
Absolute magnitude (V)-
Notable features-
DesignationsFootprint Nebula, IRAS 19343+2926
See also: Lists of nebulae

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  1. ^ "Rare Cosmic Footprint". Picture of the Week. ESA/Hubble. Retrieved 13 July 2011.

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