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Observation by Steve Broadbent: Spectrum of NGC 6857

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Steve Broadbent

Observer

Steve Broadbent

Observed

2020 Sep 29 - 19:40

Uploaded

2020 Oct 03 - 07:45

Objects

NGC6857

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Constellation

Grus

Field centre

RA: 22h43m
Dec: -46°51'
Position angle: +4°28'

Field size

0°15' × 0°05'

Equipment
  • 24" f/8 RC reflector
  • Lhires III, 300gr/mm
  • SBIG STF-8300M
Exposure

900 sec

Location

Clanfield Observatory

Target name

NGC 6857

Title

Spectrum of NGC 6857

About this image

Spectrum of NGC 6857 desribed in SIMBAD as H II region, misclassified planetary nebula. Spectrum shows strong Ha line with nitrogen and oxygen emission similar to a planetary nebula.

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