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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.