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NGC 6302
DSS image of NGC 6302
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6302, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of NGC 6302
Overlaid DSS image of NGC 6302, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right
Barnard Nebula, Bug Nebula
CD-36 11341, Sh 2-180, Sh 1-3, Sh 2-6, Gum 60, RCW124, VV 94, PK 349+01.1, ESO 392-PN05, IRAS 17103-3702, PN G349.5+01.0, ARO 502, Hen 2-204, VV' 168, Wray 16-259, CPC 18 8579, GCRV 9926, OHPN 1

Type  Bright Nebula
Magnitude  9.1
Size  4.5' x 1.2'
RA (2000)  17h 13' 44.6"
Dec (2000)  37° 6' 11" S
Constellation  Scorpius
Description  pB, E pf

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
May 30, 2017    Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Newtonian, Deep Violet @ 175x

Bright, small, an oblong object 1'x3' east-west, centered on an embedded star, notable green color

Andrew Cooper
Aug 27, 2005    TIMPA, Avra Valley, AZ (map)
46cm f/4.5 Deep Violet

Small, bright, a north-south central bar with fans of nebulosity extending east and west, in a nice galactic star field
Other Data Sources for NGC 6302
Nearby objects for NGC 6302
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission. Use for non-profit and educational reasons is generally given on request.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.