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NGC 6620

NGC 6620, ESO 522-22, Hen 2-394, PK 005-06 1, PN VV' 394, PN VV 173, PN StWr 2-4, PN Sa 2-332, PN G005.8-06.1, Wray 16-410

RA: 18h 22m 54.19s
Dec: −26° 49′ 17″

Con: Sagittarius
Ch: MSA:1391, U2:339, SA:22

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: planetary nebula

Mag: B=12.8, V=?

Size: ?
PA: ?

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Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 15.0 mag planetary nebula.

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Tom Lorenzin

Tom Lorenzin, in the e-version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "14M; 5" diameter; small and very, very faint; much brighter core; like star with attendant fuzz; not as tough as M-estimate would lead one to believe; 12M star 2.5' to NNW."

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Faint, very, very small, not brighter in the middle and round at 220X. This tiny greenish disk is about 3 times the size of the seeing disk on a good night."

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