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Blue Snowball Nebula Facts

Blue Snowball Nebula Facts Planetary Nebula in Andromeda

Blue Snowball Nebula is a planetary nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 2,500 Ly light years away in the constellation of Andromeda.

It is also referred to as NGC(7662) 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 23:25:53.88 (R.A.) and 42:32:6.28 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 8.60 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

Fact File


NameBlue Snowball Nebula
TypePlanetary Nebula
NGC Id7662
ConstellationAndromeda
Right Ascension23:25:53.88
Declination42:32:6.28
Distance (Lt.Yr)2,500 Ly
Visual / Apparent Magnitude8.60
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Angular Size 0.257 0.257 90 (Rad) D
Radial Velocity-12.2
Sourcehttps://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9738c21/
CoprightSpace Telescope


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