Observation by Alan Thomas: NGC6741 Planetary Nebula in Aquila

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Alan Thomas


Alan Thomas


2022 Aug 06 - 22:42


2022 Aug 07 - 10:21



  • Unistellar eQuinox 112mm reflector



Norbreck Observatory, Warrington, Cheshire, UK.

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NGC6741 Planetary Nebula in Aquila


NGC6741 Planetary Nebula in Aquila

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This visually tiny planetary nebula in Aquila was discovered by the American astronomer and physicist, E.C.Pickering, in 1882. A Hubble image shows it as a peculiar rectangular object reminiscent of the magical flying carpet . . .

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At a distance of c.7,000 ly and with an apparent size of 0.1', in this image this diminuitive object is hard to distinguish from its surroundings. No magic carpet can be seen. But it is there!

Bortle 7/8, light high cloud, Moon waxing gibbous 67%, nine days old.

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