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Observatory Parameters
Apr 20
Lat. 39.1, Lon. -77.6
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Crescent
10:07 00:00

The Pencil Nebula · NGC 2736 Bright Nebula in Vela Constellation

Size: 30' x 7' Magnitude: N/A Also known as RCW 37
Credit: NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Uploaded by Shane_Lloyd
Size: 1,597 × 1,194 px
Visual Field: 0.2º
Credit: © 1994-2002, Anglo-Australian Observatory,photograph by David Malin (DMI).
Credit: Royal Observatory, Edinburgh
Credit: ESO
Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin. 
Credit: ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope 

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Data Sheet

9h 00m 24s
-45º 54' 00''
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800 M light years
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