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Catalogue and alternative designations Sharpless 2-71, PK 36-1.1, PNG 35.9-1.1


Type Planetary Nebula 
Position 19 01 59, +02 09 19
Constellation Aquila
Camera and Telescope STXL11002 and 36.8 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB 140:150:150:150 all unbinned augmented with 420 minutes Hydrogen Alpha (3.5nm Baader filter) and 350 minutes Oxygen III (7nm Baader filter).

This is an unusual planetary nebula that appears to have a binary central star. The central star is variable with a period of 68 days and appears to be embedded in a dense core nebula.  The apparent magnitude is 13.2 and the size 230" x 140".