IC 5148 by Damian Peach
Submitted July 21, 2015 by Planewave Instruments
CDK700 (28″) @F6.8. FLI camera. L:60mins. RGB: 5mins.
Nicknamed the Spare-tyre nebula,IC 5148 is a planetary nebula located around 1 degree west of Lambda Gruis in the constellation of Grus. Around 3000 light-years distant, it is expanding at a rate of 50 kilometres a second, one of the fastest expansion rates of all planetary nebulae.