The Saturn Nebula, NGC7009


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The Saturn Nebula, NGC7009, in the constellation Aquarius, as seen by the KPNO 2.1-meter telescope in 1975. This planetary nebula is 3900 light-years from Earth, and about half an arc minute (or half a light-year) across.

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