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NGC 5873

NGC 5873, ESO 328-34, HD 134743, Hen 2-121, PK 331+16 1, PN G331.3+16.8, PN VV' 121, PN VV 70, PN StWr 4-7, PN Sa 2-117, Wray 16-170

RA: 15h 12m 51.05s
Dec: −38° 07′ 33.7″

Con: Lupus
Ch: MSA:907, U2:373, SA:21

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: planetary nebula

Mag: B=11.6, V=9.7

Size: ?
PA: ?

Published comments

Moore, J.H. (1913)

A Southern Nebula with Large Radial Velocity. PASP, 25, 289.

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.5 mag planetary nebula.

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Magda Streicher

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Alldays (22.50S, 20.12E, 770m).

12-inch f/10 SCT (218x)

In a tri-angle with two 11magnitude stars. Planetary looks out of focus. Star field been strew with faint stars, With 218x the faint middle star can be seen. Relatively small planetary with a light frosted blue-grey colour. It shows a strong nearly star like core. The star field west displays a faint long string N-S 5' in length.

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