IRAS 21565-3937 IC 5148

Stellar classification



  • X -84
  • Y -2377
  • Z 1828
→ Sol: 3,000

Object type

  • Planetary Nebula
  • Galaxy
  • Infra-Red source
simbad:IC 5148


Nicknamed the Spare-tyre nebula, IC 5148 is a planetary nebula located around 1 degree west of Lambda Gruis in the constellation of Grus (The Crane). It was discovered by Australian amateur astronomer Walter Gale in 1894. Around 3000 light-years distant, it is expanding at a rate of 50 kilometres a second, one of the fastest of all planetary nebulae.

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