NGC 2899

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NGC 2899 is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vela at a distance of nearly 6500 light years which lies in a moderate rich star zone. It was discovered by John Herschel in 1835.[1] If you will see an image you will find its structure is very unusual. Even its colour is unusual as 90% of planetary nebulae appears to be bluish or greenish in colour photos but this one is red. The central star is invisible to all amateur telescopes.


  1. ^ Seligman, Courtney. "Celestial Atlas NGC Objects 2850-2899". Retrieved 26 October 2013. 

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