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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 6751

Object Description:

Planetary Nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 19h 05m 58s
Dec. -05 59´ 20´´

Constellation:

Aquila

Distance:

The distance to NGC 6751 is 6500 light-years (~2 kpc).

Dimensions:

The diameter of the nebula is 24 arcseconds (about 0.8 light-years).

About the Data

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Date:

April 21, 1998

Exposure Time:

30 minutes

Filters:

F502N ([O III]), F555W (V), F658N ([N II])

Colors:

Composite

Principal Astronomers:

A. Hajian (US Naval Observatory), B. Balick (University of Washington), H. Bond and N. Panagia (STScI), Y. Terzian (Cornell University).

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

April 6, 2000 1:00 a.m. (EDT)

Orientation/Scale:

North is to the lower right, East is to the upper right of the image.