Planetary Nebula JaFu 2 in Globular Cluster NGC 6441

Distance from Sun:
36.5 kly
Distance from Galactic Center:
11.4 kly
Apparent Diameter:
5 arc sec
? mag vis
Discovered in 1997 by Jacoby and Fullton.

Hiding in the multitude of stars of globular cluster NGC 6441, planetary nebula JaFu 2 was not discovered until 1997, when Jacoby and Fullton found it together with another globular cluster planetary, JaFu 1 in Palomar 6 (Jacoby 1997). It is one of only four known planetary nebulae which are probably members of globular clusters.

[JaFu 2 in NGC 6441, HST] [JaFu 2, enhanced HST]

The right image is an H-alpha image of the planetary nebula JaFu 2 taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. The left image was obtained from the same data after substracting the stars. Discovered by Jacoby and Fullton in 1997 (Jacoby 1997).

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