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April 6, 2000 01:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2000-12

The Glowing Eye of NGC 6751

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About this Object 
Object Name: NGC 6751
Object Description: Planetary Nebula in the Milky Way Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 19h 05m 58s
Dec. -05° 59' 20''
Constellation: Aquila
Distance: The distance to NGC 6751 is 6500 light-years (~2 kpc).
Dimensions:

The diameter of the nebula is 24 arcseconds (about 0.8 light-years).

About the Data 
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date: April 21, 1998
Exposure Time: 30 minutes
Filters: F502N ([O III]), F555W (V), F658N ([N II])
Principal Astronomers:

A. Hajian (US Naval Observatory), B. Balick (University of Washington), H. Bond and N. Panagia (STScI), Y. Terzian (Cornell University).

About this Image 
Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: April 6, 2000 1:00 a.m. (EDT)
Orientation: North is to the lower right, East is to the upper right of the image.