|Distance from Earth||：||3900 Light years|
|Detail||：||A planetary nebula forms when a star like our sun reaches the end of its life. In the final stages of its life, the star releases its out layers to create the nebula. What's left of the star afterwards is it hot core, called a white dwarf star, which will slowly cool over the eons.
Constellations : Monoceros
Images from Science Instruments
NGC 2371-2 (Planetary Nebula)
July 1, 2003
Last updated: February 25, 2021