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NGC 6778 - 3.9.2021 at 23.19 Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio Observation number 101426

Visibility III / V


This insignificantly sized planetary has much in common with the Lifting Weight Nebula, although the dimmer sides than the center look most diffuse.



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Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • NGC 6778
  • Constellation
    • Aquila
  • Field of view
  • 28 arc minutes
  • Weather
    • Selkeää, hieman tuulta, Kuu horisontin alla
  • Darkness
    • Good
  • Seeing
    • Good
  • Limiting magnitude
    • 6
  • Nebulae
    • Planetary nebula info

      Planetary nebula is the remnant of a death star. It could be ring-shaped, disc-like or spread out rather irregularly.

      With the exception of some nearest objects planetary nebulae have a small apparent diameter and they need a rather big instrument to be visible.

       

      Planetary nebula M27 aka The Dumbbell Nebula in Vulpecula. Image Juha Parvio.

       

      M76 aka The Little Dumbbell Nebula in Perseus. Image Rauno Päivinen.

Technical information

Alluna RC16, C415 / 3320, Moravian G4-16000 EC Mark II, with filter L 11 x 120 s, 20 x bias, 20 x dark, 12 x flat, 3x binning, cropped image

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