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Blue Snowball Nebula (NGC 7662)





NGC 7662, Blue Snowball Nebula
A planetary nebula in the west of the constellation Andromeda, 2.5 degrees west-southwest of the star Iota Andromedae. One of the easiest planetaries to observe with small instruments, it appears blue-green and has a very faint central star that is variable with a magnitude range of 12 to 16. The image shown here was obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope.


visual magnitude 8.3
angular size 32" × 28"
distance 2,200 light-years
position R.A. 23h 25m 54s,
Dec. +42° 37'
other
designations
PK 106-17 1, GCRV 14695,
PN ARO 20


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