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NGC 6772 (15,636 of 18,816)


oc gc pln bn dn gx gxcl ast aka lost




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NGC 6772

NGC 6772, PK 033-06 1, PN VV' 486, PN VV 224, PN Sa 2-384, PN G033.1-06.3, IV 14, h 2032, GC 4479

RA: 19h 14m 36.37s
Dec: −02° 42′ 25″

Con: Aquila
Ch: MSA:1293, U2:251, SA:16


(reference key)

Type: planetary nebula

Mag: B=?, V=?

Size: ?
PA: ?

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H IV-014

Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "vF, of equal light, resolvable, 1' diameter, in the midst of numberless stars of the milky way."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 14.0 mag planetary nebula.

Photo index

Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Deep Sky #3 Su83 p23, Deep Sky Monthly 2/82 p8, Deep Sky #20 Fa87 p12.

Helwan Obs. Bulletin No 21 (1920)

Planetary, vF, 1'x1', vF central star suspected. The f. and p. edges are brighter than the n. and s. Spectrum gaseous.

Modern observations

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, using a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Faint, pretty large and round at 100X. It is not immediately obvious without the UHC filter. The filter helps a lot on this object. With the filter this nebula stands out very nicely and there is some annularity noted. Higher powers do not bring out more detail."

Brian Skiff

POSS: 19 14 36.4 -2 42 24 (J2000) measured on O print (cen * clearly

vis) using 30-star PPM net.

Milne I: 19 14 37.3 -2 42 20 (J2000).

P&K: 19 14 36.9 -2 42 36 (J2000), and

19 14 37.0 -2 42 20 (J2000).

Bigourdan: 19 14 36.7 -2 42 37 (J2000).

15cm - lg, losfcbr. vis @ 125x. 1' diam w/o concen and w/fuzzy edges. BS,

Anderson Mesa, 3Sep1981.

- lg uniformly-br puff @ 80x, easy w/o filts. 140x: 50" diam, approx circ;

seems vsl brtr across NNW side, or light fades generally vsl from N to S.

no cen *. BS, 11Jun1988, Anderson Mesa.

25cm - nr limit of fntness. elliptical, elong N-S, lg. dk smudge in center is

indef. m14 * inv. indef edges. BS, Roof.

- 190x: 1'.2 diam, seems circ but poss extn on SW perimeter (a rounded

point). no features or cen *. BS, 3Sep1981, Anderson Mesa.

30cm - easy but losfcbr. core 1' across. located NE of Y-shaped *ism. CBL, Roof.

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