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The Egg Nebula (AFCRL 2688)

The former red giant is about to draw its final breath. It has ejected its outer layers long ago and is disrupting now the inner layers. The white core, where still the last fusion processes take place, is hidden behind a think cloud and is therefore invisible.

Constellation: Cygnus
Distance: 4000 light-years
Spectral class: F
Visual magnitude: 14.0

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    Egg Nebula AFCRL 2688
Photo: Nasa, Hubble Telescope

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