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Planetary Nebula Sampler

Saturn Nebula

This object is commonly known as the Saturn Nebula, due to the apparent "ring" around the main body of the nebula.

Shape: main disc and extending rays that resemble Saturn

Distance: approx. 1,400 light years

Location: Aquarius constellation

RA: 21 04 10.90 DEC: -11 21 50.0

Abundances/Description: The central star is a bluish dwarf with a temperature of about 55,000K

Discoverer: Sir William Herschell (1782)