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NGC6563 PN in Sagittarius

NGC6563 is a mag 11 planetary nebula with an apparent diameter of 59x43 arc-sec. It is of elliptical shape with 2 ear-like extensions and showing nice internal structures and the blue central star.

Surprisingly a second PN is in the same field of view, the tiny 10 arc-sec PN G358.3-07.3 (or SB 52) at the position RA 18 11 39.9 DEC -34 00 22.0 (2000) visible in the lower right part of the image (see insert box).

Image data:
HaO3RGB (360-240-100-100-120 min) total 15.3 h, north is up, seeing 0.8-1.3 arc-sec,
80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller cassegrain, FLI PL-16803, Astrodon filters, Prompt 7 CTIO Chile

Processing: Johannes Schedler

Find below a crop on NGC 6563 in 70/200% size, a full frame image in 30/100% size and a crop on the tiny PN G358.3-07.3 in 200% size.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 05 July 2016 11:05

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