BD-12 1172 IC 418

Stellar classification



  • X 578
  • Y -453
  • Z -819
→ Sol: 1,100

Object type

  • Planetary Nebula
  • Star
  • centimetric Radio-source
  • Emission-line Star
  • Infra-Red source
  • Nova
  • Radio-source
  • sub-millimetric source
  • UV-emission source
  • Variable Star
simbad:IC 418


IC 418, also known as Spirograph Nebula, is a planetary nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy.

The name derives from the intricate pattern of the nebula, which resembles a pattern which can be created using the Spirograph, a toy that produces geometric patterns (specifically, hypotrochoids and epitrochoids) on paper.

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