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NGC 2867, PK 278-05.1

Proper NameNone
Caldwell NumberC90
NGC/IC NumberNGC 2867
Other DesignationsPK 278-05.1
Right Ascension9h 21m 25s
Declination-58° 18' 41"
Distancec.7,300 light years
c.2,200 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +9.7
Absolute: -1.4
DimensionsApparent: 0.3'
Actual: 0.5 light years
Optimum VisibilityFebruary / March (Usually visible from southern latitudes)
NotesThe planetary nebula Caldwell 90 appears as a faint and small greenish disc in all but the largest telescopes. It represents the ejected outer layers of an ancient red giant star, spreading out to form a globular structure half a light year from side to side.


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