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Catalogue and alternative designations NGC 602, Flying lizard nebula


Type Nebulous cluster 
Position 01 29.5, -73 34
Constellation Hydrus
Camera and Telescope STXL6303E and 36.8 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details HaOIIILRGB 785:1095:105:90:90:90 all 1x1 with Astrodon filters (3nm bandpass for Ha and OIII).  
Description NGC 602 is a young bright nebulous star cluster at the edge of the Small Magellanic cloud about 200,000 Light years distant. A faint ring shaped nebula (1.8 arcminute in diameter) can be seen to the lower left of the main nebula. This is considered to be a supernova remnant and is designated MCSNR J0127-7332. The nebula is about 1.5 x 7 arcminutes in size.