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A neglected planetary nebula


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About this observation
Nick Hewitt
Time of observation
16/07/2018 - 00:50
NGC 6772
Observing location
TMB 115mm f7 triplet
Trius 814
Hydrogen alpha
Cropped image
5 x 600s

If bored with the Ring or the Dumbell (no, you can't be!!), try this neglected ring nebula in Aquila. It is pretty faint although it was examined by William Herschel in 1784. It is said to be 12.4v and about 1' in diameter. Oxygen filters don't help much visually. This image in H-alpha shows some structure.

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