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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.
Minkowski 92, features two vast onion-shaped structures either side of an ageing star, giving it a very distinctive shape.
|Observation data: J2000.0 epoch|
|Right ascension||19h 36m 18.0s|
|Declination||+29° 33′ 00″|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||11.7|
|Apparent dimensions (V)||8 × 16 arcsec|
|Absolute magnitude (V)||-|
|Designations||Footprint Nebula, IRAS 19343+2926|
- "Rare Cosmic Footprint". Picture of the Week. ESA/Hubble. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
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