Object Constellation Right Ascension Declination
NGC7009 Aquarius 21:04 11:20
Scope Focal Length FOV Camera
STF Mirage 7" 1808mm 26'x17' SBIG ST-8XME
Date Start Exposure Location
8/19/2006 22:45 R:16, G:20, B:16 minutes Anza, CA
The small (about 45 arc-seconds) planetary nebula NGC7009 shows two opposing gas jets, leading to its nickname of the "Saturn nebula". The center detail of the nebula is much brighter (about 500x) than the thin outter jets. The inset shows a small version of the Hubble Space Telescope image. NGC7009 is about 1400 light-years distant.
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