NGC 6729
DSS image of NGC 6729
Overlaid DSS image of NGC 6729, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around NGC 6729

Type  Bright Nebula
Size  25' x 1'
Right Ascension  19h 1' 55.4"  (2000)
Declination  36° 57' 27" S
Constellation  Corona Austrina
Description  Var*(11...) w neb
Classification  E+R
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
May 30, 2022    Waikoloa, HI (map)
20cm f/6 Newtonian, Cave Astrola @ 76x
Seeing: 6 Transparency: 6.5 Moon: 0%

Faint, small, a patch of reflection nebulae 5' southeast of the brighter NGC 6726 and NGC 6727, 1' across with the faint R CrA embedded, located in a lovely region with the bright globular cluster NGC 6723, the nebulae complex of NGC 6726, NCG 6727, and NGC 6729 among a rich galactic starfield

Andrew Cooper
Aug 3, 2019    Kaʻohe, Mauna Kea, HI (map)
28cm f/10 SCT, NexStar 11" GyPSy @ 127x
Seeing: 6 Transparency: 6.5 Moon: 0%

A small knot of nebulosity surrounding the faint star R CrA, about 2' across, the second star T CrA not visible

Andrew Cooper
Jun 1, 2008    Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Newtonian, Deep Violet @ 175x
Seeing: 8 Transparency: 7 Moon: 0%

A faint reflection nebula with two very faint ~12th magnitude stars embedded, on the southeast end is T CrA (mag 12-13), on the northwest is R CrA (mag 10-14) which appears to illuminate much of the nebula, located 5' southeast of the reflection nebulae NGC6726 and NGC6727, all of which are in the northwest end of the Barnes157 dark nebulae complex providing a starless void against which the reflection nebulae are seen
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NGC 6729