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NGC 6790

NGC 6790, HD 182083, PK 037-06 1, PN VV 229, PN VV' 496, PN G037.8-06.3

RA: 19h 22m 56.97s
Dec: +01° 30′ 46.5″

Con: Aquila
Ch: MSA:1292, U2:251, SA:16

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: planetary nebula

Mag: B=12.5, V=11.1

Size: ?
PA: ?

Historical observations

Pickering, E.C

This planetary nebula was discovered by Pickering.

NGC/IC Dreyer (1888, 1895, 1908)

It is described in the NGC as "bright, extremely small, stellar, equal to a star of 9.5 magnitude."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 11.5 mag planetary nebula.

Modern observations

Hartung, E.J. (1968)

Hartung notes: "The tiny pale blue disk of this nebula can be seen amongst the scattered stars of the field, a star 11th mag being 30 arcsec preceding."

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, using a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Nothing at this location 13" f/5.6 at 220X on 7/10 night."

Brian Skiff

15cm - completely *ar pn, vmuch enhanced by UHC filter. m10. BS, 14May1988, TSP.

- non*ar @ 50x, but just barely so. 2" diam @ 165x. has m11.5 * on W. BS,

21May1988, Anderson Mesa.

25cm - not vis, unless it is a m10 * 8' SE of a m9 * on AE. pn suspect has m11 *

a few arcmin W [you got it Skiff!]. BS, 3Sep1981, Anderson Mesa.

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