Deep Sky Object in Summer
NGC6772 (Planetary Nebula in Aquila)

Date & Time: Apr 17 2004, from 27:02 to 27:33 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 7 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024×2016)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto

NGC6772 / Planetary Nebula, type IIIb+II
R.A.19h 14m 35.9s (2000.0)
Dec.-02° 42' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size1.0'
Real SizeN/A
A medium-sized planetary nebula in eastern side of the Milky Way in constellation of Aquila is NGC6772. You can see the nebula at about 3 degrees northeast from lambda Aquilae. The nebula has a visual diameter of about an arc minutes and 14th magnitude in brightness. But the outer region of the nebula is fairly bright, we can detect its dimmed outline through larger ranged scopes. This picture shows you that the nebula has an apparent shape of oval stretched in north-south direction.



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