The Pancake Galaxy (ESO 373-8) is 13,000 light years away in the constellation Scorpius. It's a probable yellow hypergiant star which has used up all of its hydrogen fuel, and been burning heavier elements.

The Fried Egg Nebula (IRAS 17163-3907) is 25 million light years away in the constellation Antlia. It's a spiral galaxy that we see edge on.

Last edited by Mona - Astronomy; 06/20/22 01:06 PM.

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