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Observatory Parameters
Nov 22
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Crescent
10:18 20:21

Bug or Butterfly Nebula · NGC 6302 Diffuse Nebula in Scorpius Constellation

Size: 1.2' x 30'' Magnitude: 12.8 Also known as Sh 2-6, C 69, Gum 60, PK 349+1.1, RCW 124
Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
Uploaded by Roelof Spain
Size: 873 × 671 px
ISO: 800
Uploaded by bbonic
Size: 843 × 640 px
Uploaded by Paul_Hutchinson Torquay, United Kingdom
Size: 2,048 × 1,369 px
Visual Field: 8.7º
ISO: 6,400
Uploaded by Astronomer598 Río Negro, Argentina
Size: 3,527 × 4,110 px
Uploaded by Jerry Armstrong Hardap, Namibia
Size: 3,600 × 2,400 px
ISO: 6,400
Credit: ESA/NASA and Albert Zijlstra

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-37º 05' 59''
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