The radio image
overlaid on the HST optical image

In the last panel we compare the radio emission (from April 1996) with the optical emission from the nebula by overlaying the radio map (white contours) on the HST optical image. The prominent ridge in the radio map running from the top left to bottom right corresponds to the "shoulder" of one of the lobes of the Homunculus nebula. The radio emission towards the upper right corner is in the direction of the red "paddle" noted in the optical image, but it does not extend as far as that. The cross marks the position of the radio peak at the time of minimum radio flux, in 1992 and 1998: from the radio point of view, this should be the location of the star.