Nebula NGC 6164-5

The central star is HD 148937, a massive star 40 times larger than the Sun

The nebula is formed by gases ejected by the star HD 148937.

The star is in the final phase of its life and is expelling its outer layers of gas as it contracts.

The nebula NGC 6164-5 is an object of great scientific interest.

The nebula is also a useful object for studying stellar evolution.