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A neglected planetary nebula

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Observer
Nick Hewitt
Time of observation
16/07/2018 - 00:50
Object
NGC 6772
Observing location
Northampton
Equipment
TMB 115mm f7 triplet
EQ8
Trius 814
Hydrogen alpha
Cropped image
Exposure
5 x 600s
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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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