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name: butterfly nebula
name (alternate): the twin jet nebula
typ (catalog): planetary nebula (unknown catalog)
coordinates: (J2000)
ra: 17 h 5 m 37.95 s dec: -10 ° 8 ' 34.58 "
coord. for easier usage:
ra: 17.09361 dec: -9.85706 usage is easier but not so exact
please remember:
some of the values can slighty differ by day and condition.
distance (approx.):
650.00 parsec convert this
brightness (visible):
14.70 mag
not added yet
ophiuchus (oph) symbolism: the serpent bearer
proofpic: avaiable, please request if needed
size of the object: 115.00 x 18.00
additional Info: caltech, google, google images, simbad, wikipedia
extra text: also called m2-9
image (max. 500kb): no image added yet
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processing: it's recommended to use: small bright nebula
visible: yes