Saturn nebula


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Saturn nebula

See Aquarius.

Saturn Nebula

[′sa‚tərn ‚neb·yə·lə]
(astronomy)
A double-ring planetary nebula in the constellation Aquarius, about 700 parsecs away.
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Even though planetary nebulae have nothing at all to do with planets, NGC 7009 or Saturn Nebula is so-named for the resemblance it bears to the ringed planet we all know from our solar system.
The Helix Nebula, Saturn Nebula and yellow supergiant Sadalmelik are all found in which constellation of the Zodiac?
The globular clusters M2 and M72 are popular targets, as is the planetary nebula NGC 7009, commonly known as the Saturn Nebula because of its likeness to Saturn through a small telescope.
0-magnitude Saturn Nebula presents a distinctly oblate disk spanning about 25" by 20"--similar in size and shape to its namesake planet.
One striking example is that of H IV-1 (NGC 7009, the Saturn Nebula in Aquarius), which he calls "Prodigious
The spectrum of the Saturn Nebula at the top of page 70 illustrates that meaningful spectroscopic data can be recorded in spite of light pollution.
So you don't need to know, for example, that the Saturn Nebula is number 51 in the list of named deep-sky objects - just scroll through the listing to find it between the Ring Nebula and Trifid Nebula.
3[degrees] southeast of the small but bright Saturn Nebula, NGC 7009, on the night of July 23rd.
For deep-sky hunters, Aquarius contains two of the best-known planetary nebulae: the small, intense Saturn Nebula (NGC 7009) and the very large, low-surface-brightness Helix Nebula (NGC 7293).
At this time of year NGC 7009, the Saturn Nebula in Aquarius, makes a good comparison.
If you don't find M73 sufficiently challenging, try for the nearby planetary nebula NGC 7009, often called the Saturn Nebula.