The EVAC Planetary Nebulae Observing Program

Planetary nebulae have nothing to do with planets; they are so named because the first ones identified appeared disk-like. Sometime in the life of a star, before it has cooled and become a white dwarf, pressure from its core can expel the outer layers leaving an expanding shell of gas called a planetary nebula.
This observing program concentrates on planetary nebulae - a total of 30 such objects. The table below includes name, constellation, visual magnitude (provided by Jack Marling), and diameter (based upon the work of Perek and Kohoutek). This program is based on a list compiled by Brian Skiff.

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NAME

CON

V MAG

SIZE

NGC 650

Per

10.1

3'.1 x 2'.2

NGC 1360

For

9.4

6'.4

NGC 1514

Tau

10.9

2'.2

NGC 1535

Eri

9.6

51" x 44"

NGC 2392

Gem

9.1

54" x 52"

NGC 2440

Pup

9.4

1'.3 x 0'.9

NGC 3132

Vel

9.2

1'.5

NGC 3242

Hya

7.7

64" x 50"

NGC 3587

UMa

9.9

2'.8

NGC 5882

Lup

9.4

20"

NGC 6210

Her

8.8

21"

NGC 6302

Sco

9.6

1'.5 x 0'.7

NGC 6543

Dra

8.1

20"

NGC 6572

Oph

8.1

15"

NGC 6720

Lyr

8.8

1'.3

NGC 6818

Sgr

9.3

46"

NGC 6826

Cyg

8.8

36"

NGC 6853

Vul

7.4

6'.7

NGC 6891

Del

10.5

21"

NGC 7009

Aqr

8.0

35"

NGC 7027

Cyg

8.5

55"

NGC 7293

Aqr

7.3

17'.5 x 12'

NGC 7662

And

8.3

37" x 34"

IC 418

Lep

9.3

12"

IC 2165 CMa 10.5 28" x 23"

IC 3568

Cam

10.6

10"

IC 4406

Lup

10.2

1'.8

IC 4593 Her 10.7 42" x 36"

IC 4776

Sgr

10.8

18'

IC 4997

Sge

10.5

13"

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