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RA: 18h 13m 45.14s
Dec: −19° 04′ 33.7″
Ch: MSA:1368, U2:339, SA:22
Type: planetary nebula
Mag: B=?, V=10.9
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 11.5 mag planetary nebula.
Tom Lorenzin, in the e-version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "11.5M; 11" x 7" extent; small smudge with diffuse edges."
Steve Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Faint, very small, round at 220X. This small planetary could be seen at 150X, but higher powers made it stand out better. There is a 13th mag star about 1 arcmin east of the nebula."
In the online Southern Observer (article "The planetary nebulae of Sagittarius") this planetary is recorded as: "To find: From NGC 6565, place 6565 on the very western edge of the field (assuming a 1 degree field), and slew 9 degrees in dec N and there it is a mag 11.0 disc about 10" across, brightening broadly toward the core, interestingly perched on the boundary between a very rich star field and an area of dark nebulae. The field is very beautiful in 25cm. RA 18.14 Dec -19.0. Winter."
Observing site: Little Bennett Regional Park
[18h 13m 42s, -19° 5' 0"] All of the stars look a bit fuzzy, as the telescope's optics have not yet cooled down, but N 6567 is a star with a faint halo around it.
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