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Planetary Nebula Sampler

NGC 6804

This nebula exhibits some evidence of an interaction with the interstellar medium, along with a characteristic central torus and outer halo. It may be similar to NGC 2371, but older and with a less constrained wind.

Shape: round, with a visible disc

Distance: approx. 4,200 light years

Location: Constellation Aquila

RA: 19 31 35.50 DEC: +09 13 31.0

Size: 62 x 49 (ArcSec)

Abundances/Description: high surface brightness

Discoverer: Herschel - later it was identified as a PN by Pease in 1917