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ESO 178-15 (13,575 of 18,816)


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ESO 178-15

ESO 178-15, Hen 2-150, PK 329-02 2, PN VV' 132, PN VV 78, PN Sa 2-137, PN Mz 2, PN G329.3-02.8, Wray 16-210, Menzel 2

RA: 16h 14m 32.43s
Dec: −54° 57′ 3.8″

Con: Norma
Ch: MSA:1498, U2:432, SA:26


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Type: planetary nebula

Mag: B=?, V=?

Size: ?
PA: ?

Published comments

Shapley, H. (1922)

Two gaseous nebulae. Harvard Obs. Bull., No. 780.

"... a planetary nebula, discovered by Menzel independently on a chart plate made with the Bruce telescope (Harv.Bulletin 777), and has a typical spectrum."

Modern observations

Brian Skiff

QBS: indeed sim to 322-2 1: annular w/br arcs on E&W, fntr lobes N&S. no * on E edge, thus must be knot.

15cm - easy to spot in *ry fld @ 80x w/o filts. [OIII] strong, UHC mod-strong enhancements. 195x: circ, wkly annular w/m13.5-14 * or br spot on E edge. 25" diam, sl smlr than PK322-2 1, but otherwise sim, though brtr, m11.5. BS, 27Feb1990, LCO.

Contemporary observations

Magda Streicher

29 April 2009

RA: 16h14m30s - DEC: -54o57'00" - Magnitude: 11.6 - Size: 23"

Tel: 16" S/C - 290x 462x - Date: 29 April 2009 Polokwane Vis 5.2+-

As round and even as a planetary can gets. Slightly blue in collor and seen immediately with a 0111 filter. The east north-east section of the nebula seems brighter than the south-southwest edge. Slightly darker towards the middle. The planetary is close to the open cluster NGC 6067.

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