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Red Spider Nebula Facts

Red Spider Nebula Facts Planetary Nebula in Sagittarius

Red Spider Nebula is a planetary nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 5000 LY light years away in the constellation of Sagittarius.

It is also referred to as NGC(6537) 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 18h 05m 13.1 (R.A.) and -19d 50' 34.88 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 13.00 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

Fact File

NameRed Spider Nebula
TypePlanetary Nebula
NGC Id6537
Right Ascension18h 05m 13.1
Declination-19d 50' 34.88
Distance (Lt.Yr)5000 LY
Visual / Apparent Magnitude13.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Angular Size0.400 0.304 120
Radial Velocity-17.3

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