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Catalogue and alternative designations Kohoutek 1-2, ESO 432-14


Type Planetary Nebula 
Position 08 57 46, -38 57 36
Constellation Pyxis
Camera and Telescope STXL6303 and 36.8 cmRitchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LHaOIIIRGB image. Luminance =35m, Red = Green = Blue =30m. Hydrogen alpha = 140m,  Oxygen III = 200m  
Description This faint and small (magnitude 15.3, 2x1 arcminutes) planetary nebula was discovered in 1961 and has been much studied since. One unusual feature is that it has a binary central star. As far as I am aware it hasn't been photographed in colour before.