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Glowing Eye Nebula Facts

Glowing Eye Nebula is a planetary nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 6,500 Ly light years away in the constellation of Aquila.

It is also referred to as NGC(6751) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.

The Planetary Nebula's location is 19 5 55.36 (R.A.) and -5° 59' 30.34" (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 11.90 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

Fact File


NameGlowing Eye Nebula
TypePlanetary Nebula
NGC Id6751
ConstellationAquila
Right Ascension19 5 55.36
Declination-5° 59' 30.34"
Distance (Lt.Yr)6,500 Ly
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.90
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Angular Size0.400 0.360 105 (NIR) C
Radial Velocity-43
Sourcehttps://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0012a/
CoprightSpace Telescope


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