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NGC 6826 Blinking Nebula

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NGC 6826 Blinking planetary nebula, 

(also known as Caldwell 15) is a planetary nebula located in the constellation Cygnus. It is commonly referred to as the "blinking planetary", although many other nebulae exhibit such "blinking". When viewed through a small telescope, the brightness of the central star overwhelms the eye when viewed directly, obscuring the surrounding nebula. However, it can be viewed well using averted vision, which causes it to "blink" in and out of view as the observer's eye wanders(Wikipedia).

Right ascension 19h 44m 48.2s
Declination +50° 31′ 30.3″
Distance ~2000 ly
Apparent magnitude (V) 8.8
Apparent dimensions (V) 27″ × 24″
Constellation Cygnus

DATE: 14/8/15  DAY: Friday  TIME: 22:15
SCOPE: Dob 8px Sky-Watcher  F.L.1200/f6 
EYEPIECES: 9mm Plossl UW S/W  F.O.V. 66°


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