The Saturn Nebula in the constellation of Aquarius

This chart shows most of the stars visible to the naked eye in the large but faint constellation of Aquarius (The Water Bearer). This constellation contains the bright planetary nebula NGC 7009, often called the Saturn Nebula because of its apparent shape. This object can be easily seen as a small but bright disc in small telescopes.

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ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

About the Image

Id:eso1731d
Type:Artwork
Release date:27 September 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1731
Size:3338 x 3111 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 7009, Saturn Nebula
Type:Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation
Category:Illustrations

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