IC 1995 is the wispy blue haze running across the background of this image. In the centre of the field is HR 1188, a fifth-magnitudewhitestar whose light faintly illuminates the nebula. Note that the orange line running across the image is simply a photographic artefact. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas
* No direct data regarding the distance to this nebula is available. The approximate figures shown here for the distance and dimensions of the nebula are based on the illuminating starHR 1188, for which parallax data gives a distance of 276 light years.