Perseus 8 – Eight Burst Nebula

Eight Burst Nebula (also known as NGC 3132 or the Southern Ring Nebula) is a small planetary nebulae in constellation Vela, 2100 light-years from Sol. The nebula is a striking blue color and the large number of ringed bodies in the system provide for excellent scenic views. For this reason it is also known as “Celestial Gem”, and a tourist beacon was established here near the second planet.