NGC 6781

NGC 6781

NGC 6781 is good example of a colourful planetary nebula in Aquila at about 2600 light years distance and approximately 2 light years across.

NGC 6781 has an apparent diameter of 2 arc minutes and has a hot blue central star of about 100,000 degrees C.

F. O V.   25 x 25 minutes of arc.

Telescope.   16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian.

Camera.    S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD

Exposures and Dates.   16 x 600 sec + 12 x 900sec.   July 2012, July 2017.

Location. (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.