NGC 6578

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NGC 6578
Emission nebula
Planetary nebula
A Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image of NGC 6578.
Credit: HST/NASA/ESA. December 17th, 1997
Observation data: J2000 epoch
Right ascension18h 16m 16.5s[1]
Declination−20° 27′ 2.7″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V)13.5
Apparent dimensions (V)8"
DesignationsESO 590- 12[1]
See also: Lists of nebulae

NGC 6578 is a planetary nebula located in Sagittarius. It is magnitude 13.5 with diameter 8 arc seconds. It has a 16th magnitude central star, which is an O-type star with a spectral type of Of.[2] It is seen near the star 16 Sagittarii.

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  1. ^ a b c "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Results for NGC 6578. Retrieved 2007-04-10.
  2. ^ González-Santamaría, I.; Manteiga, M.; Manchado, A.; Ulla, A.; Dafonte, C.; López Varela, P. (2021). "Planetary nebulae in Gaia EDR3: Central star identification, properties, and binarity". Astronomy & Astrophysics. 656: A51. arXiv:2109.12114. Bibcode:2021A&A...656A..51G. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/202141916. S2CID 237940344.
  • Robert Burnham, Jr, Burnham's Celestial Handbook: An observer's guide to the universe beyond the solar system, vol 3, p. 1557

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