NGC 7009 – Aqr

NGC 7009

NGC 7009

NGC 7009 is a small planetary nebula with the nickname of  “Saturn Nebula” because of its shape.  It was discovered by W. Herschel on 1782, while Lord Rosse gave it its nickname in the 1840s.

This image was captured with the Celestron C14″, part of the Virtual Telescope Project. It shows a truly amazing detail, thanks to the excellent seeing at the observatory site. The OTA in installed on a Paramount ME mount, by Software Bisque. The CCD camera is a SBIG ST8-XME. The image scale is of 0.62″/pixel.

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