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Phantom Streak Nebula

NGC 6741

Proper NamePhantom Streak Nebula
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberNGC 6741
Right Ascension19h 2m 37s
Declination-0° 26' 57"
DistanceUncertain: 5,000 to 9,000 light years
MagnitudeApparent: +11.4
Absolute: c. -5.4
Mean DiameterApparent: 0.1'
Actual: c.0.1 light years
Optimum VisibilityJuly
NotesThe burst of energy that created this planetary nebula left a cloud of matter streaked out across space, with an unusual shape (as viewed from Earth) that falls somehwere between a lozenge and a rectangle.


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