Presence of ionized halo spotted on Nebula IC 5148 after recent observations

in #space2 years ago

Using ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers recently underwent observations of the planetary nebula IC 5148. This is a new study, and a paper published October 2 on the arXiv pre-print server, unraveled the presence of IC 5148 ionized halo which provides underlying parameters of its central star.

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The [O iii] image of the halo region of IC 5148

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-10-unveil-ionized-halo-planetary-nebula.html#jCp

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