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ESO 225-2 (13,293 of 18,816)


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Fine Ring Nebula

ESO 225-2, Hen 2-137, PK 329+02 1, PN G329.0+01.9, PN VV' 127, PN VV 75, PN Sp 1, PN Sa 2-127, RCW 100, Shapley 1, Fine Ring Nebula

RA: 15h 51m 40.93s
Dec: −51° 31′ 28.4″

Con: Norma
Ch: MSA:967, U2:432, SA:21


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Type: planetary nebula

Mag: B=16.2, V=?

Size: ?
PA: ?


Discovered by Harlow Shapley (1936, Harvard College Observatory Bulletin, 902, 26).

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by Jim Lucyk: Astronomy mag. 6/87 p102, Burnhams V2 p1175, Universe Guide to Stars & Planets (Ridpath & Tirion) p114

Modern observations

Brian Skiff

= Shapley 1

15cm - mod f lg puff vis w/o filts @ 50x, m12.0 total. 140x: 50" diam, circ, w/o concen. m13.5 * at center. another * off E edge. BS, 26Feb1990, LCO.

Contemporary observations

Magda Streicher

29 April 2009

Shapley 1 PN G 329.0+1.9 - NORMA

Planetary Nebula

RA: 15h51m42s - DEC: -51o31'00" - Magnitude: 12.6 - Size: 72"

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

A soft round glow easy seen. Large inner halo in the middle, with a star just glimpse. The south eastern part of the nebula seems slightly thicker and brighter. A string of faint stars draping off to the south of the planetary to a magnitude 7 star situated around 5 arc minute away.

Richard Ford

2012 March 25th, Sun


Time: 2:20am.

Sky Conditions:The fainter parts of the Milky Way are barely visible.Haziness only visible on the horizon.Atmosphere stable with little interference.

Instrument:12-inch Dobsonian.

This planetary nebula's oval shape of soft light is clearly seen at 214*while the central star of this diffuse planetary nebula is just on the brink of visibilty at this magnification.At 57*this planetary nebula is seen as an out of focus star.Shapley 1 has a greenish surface at both 167*and 214*.This planetary nebula measures 2.6'*0.8'.The nucleus of this planetary nebula grows slightly brighter in the center of this nebula compared to the far outskirts of this nebula.

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