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HST/WFPC2 observations of the core of KjPn 8

  title={HST/WFPC2 observations of the core of KjPn 8},
  author={J. Alberto L{\'o}pez and John Meaburn and Luis Felipe Rodr{\'i}guez and Roberto V{\'a}zquez and Wolfgang Steffen and Myfanwy Bryce},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
Narrow-band images of the core of the extraordinary poly-polar planetary nebula KjPn 8 have been obtained with the WFPC2 camera on board the Hubble Space Telescope. Spasmodic bipolar ejections, in changing directions have occurred over thousands of years to create KjPn 8. The central star is finally revealed in these observations and its compact nebular core is resolved into a remarkably young, aprox. 500 years old, elliptical ring. The highest speed bipolar outflows are perpendicular to this… Expand