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MyCn 18
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MyCn18_hst.jpg
Credit: R. Sahai and J. Trauger (JPL), WFPC2, HST, NASA

Position (2000): RA 13h 39m 29.68s | Dec -67 22' 38.79"



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The Engraved Hourglass Nebula (also known as MyCn 18) is a young planetary nebula situated in the southern constellation Musca about 8,000 light-years away from Earth. It was discovered by Annie Jump Cannon and Margaret W. Mayall during their work on an extended Henry Draper Catalogue (the catalogue was built between 1918 and 1924).
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