Best of AOP - Planetary Nebulae

NGC 6804

One aspect of this image that is the left side of the outer sphere of gas is compressed and deteriorated. This is due to the motion of the entire star/nebula as it plows through interstellar clouds of gas.

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Last Updated: 22-Jun-2014

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20in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8.1

Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

Luminance = 60 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Minimum credit line:  Libby Harrell/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF