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ESO 225-9 (13,609 of 18,816)


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Ant Nebula

ESO 225-9, Hen 2-154, PK 331-01 1, PN VV 80, PN VV' 136, PN Mz 3, PN G331.7-01.0, RCW 101, Wray 16-213, Menzel 3, Ant Nebula

RA: 16h 17m 13.39s
Dec: −51° 59′ 10.3″

Con: Norma
Ch: MSA:1498, U2:432, SA:22


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Type: planetary nebula

Mag: B=?, V=?

Size: ?
PA: ?

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Photo index by Jim Lucyk: Deep Sky #15 Su86 p10

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Brian Skiff

15cm - not vis @ 80x w/[OIII], however location difficult to pin down due to lack of nrby atlas *s and extremely rich MW bkgrnd. BS, 27Feb1990, LCO.

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Magda Streicher

25 April 2009


RA: 15h52m26s - DEC: -51o35'31" - Magnitude: - Size: 72"

Tel: 16" S/C - 290x - 462x - Date: 25 April 2009 Polokwane Vis 5

Even with my highest power and O111 filter it still come up as a round glow. However with my highest power (462x) I suspect a slight expansion towards the southern side of the glow. Around 6 arc minutes to the south of the ant nebula the magnitude 7.8, (HD141545) can be seen.

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