NGC 6578

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NGC 6578
A Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image of NGC 6578.
Credit: HST/NASA/ESA. December 17th, 1997
Observation data: J2000 epoch
Right ascension 18h 16m 16.5s[1]
Declination −20° 27′ 2.7″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 13.5
Apparent dimensions (V) 8"
Constellation Sagittarius
Designations ESO 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. 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.
  • 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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