Friday, June 11, 2010

Astrophoto Friday - A Bubble in Aquila

This week's astrophoto is another vintage shot (copyright 1965). It shows a planetary nebula in the constellation of Aquila (the Eagle) known as NGC 6781.

The bubble of gas was given off by the star at the center of the nebula. This photograph was taken with Palomar's 48-inch Schmidt telescope which is now known as the Samuel Oschin Telescope.

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