NGC 2899

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NGC 2899
Observation data
(Epoch J2000)
Right ascension 09h 27m 03.02s[1]
Declination −56° 06′ 21.1″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 11.8[2]
Apparent dimensions (V) 1'.59 x 1'.0[2]
Constellation Vela
Physical characteristics
Other designations NGC 2899, Gum 27, PN G277.1-03.8 [1]
See also: Planetary nebula, Lists of nebulae

NGC 2899 is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vela at a distance of nearly 6500 light years[3] which lies in a moderate rich star zone. It was discovered by John Herschel in 1835.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "NGC 2899". Simbad. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Frommert, Hartmut. "Revised NGC Data for NGC 2899". SEDS. Archived from the original on 7 July 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Planetary Nebulae". Atlas of the Universe. Archived from the original on 7 July 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Seligman, Courtney. "Celestial Atlas NGC Objects 2850-2899". Retrieved 26 October 2013. 

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