NGC 2867

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NGC 2867
NGC 2867HST.jpg
A Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image of NGC 2867.
Credit: HST/NASA/ESA.
Observation data
(Epoch J2000)
Right ascension 9h 21m 25.3s[1]
Declination −58° 18′ 40.7″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 10[2]
Apparent dimensions (V) 12″[2]
Constellation Carina
Physical characteristics
Other designations ESO 126-8,[1] Caldwell 90
See also: Planetary nebula, Lists of nebulae

NGC 2867 is a planetary nebula in the constellation Carina. It was discovered by John Herschel on April 1, 1834.[3] (This was April Fools' Day, and ironically Herschel initially thought he might have found a new planet.)[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Results for NGC 2867. Retrieved 2007-04-10. 
  2. ^ a b "SEDS Online NGC Catalogue". Results for NGC 2867. Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
  3. ^ a b "NCG/IC Project". Results for NGC 2867. Retrieved 2010-12-07. 

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