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Toby Jug Nebula (IC 2220)




Toby Jug Nebula (IC 2220)
A reflection nebula in the constellation Carina with a bipolar structure that gives it the shape of an old English drinking vessel. It surrounds and is illuminated by the red giant HD 65670, which is also an irregular variable (ranging between sixth and seventh magnitude) known by the variable star name V341 Carinae. The dust and gas in the Toby Jug Nebula have come from mass lost by this star while in its giant stage.


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