PLANETARY NEBULA IN AQUILA
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September 2014 - Camping La Porteña, San Antonio de Areco, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Type: Planetary Nebula
Apparent Magnitude: 14
Apparent diameter: 1.3 x 0.55 arc minutes
Distance: not found
TELESCOPE: 8" Orion Optics UK Mirror with Televue Paracorr (1150 mm focal length)
CAMERA: QSI 583 WS
FILTERS: Baader LRGB
SKY CONDITIONS: rural skies.
EXPOSURES: LRGB (30,,30,30,30) LRGB
OBJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMAGE SESSION
Discovered by William Herschel in July the 21st 1784, NGC 6772 looks like a pearl surrounded by countless stars. Located 3º NE from lambda Aquilae, this nebula requires large aperture telescopes to be seen. NGC 6772 presents an shape that resemble a parallelogram with its edges well delineated. The mentioned structure could be caused by the rotation of the central star during the ejection process or by the presence of a gravitational effect from a neighbor star. As most Planetary Nebula its distance from Earth is very difficult to determinate.