IC 289

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IC 289
IC 289 Geckzilla.jpg
As seen by Hubble
Observation data
(Epoch J2000.0)
Right ascension 03h 10m 19.30s
Declination +61° 19′ 01.00″
Constellation Cassiopeia
Physical characteristics
Other designations IRAS 03062+6107, 2MASS J03101930+6119009, ARO 86, Hb 1, VV 9, RL 67, Lan 496, NSV 1056, GSC2 N313033135782
See also: Planetary nebula, Lists of nebulae

IC 289 is a planetary nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia[1] which looks pretty and small with aperture instruments. This nebula was discovered by Lewis Swift in early September 1888. It can be easily recognized because it just lies down to the 10 magnitude star BD + 60 0631. N.J. Martin described IC 289 as, “A nice, faint round planet like planetary nebula. The uniform oval disc shows some irregularity in brightness but is not obviously brighter at the edge.”

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