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Catalogue and alternative designations

Hen 2-72, PLN 294-0.1, ESO 129-29

Type Planetary nebula
Position 11 41 37.40  -62 28 54.4
Constellation Centaurus
Camera and Telescope STXL16200 and 36.8 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details This is a HaOIIIOIIIRGB image with Hydrogen Alpha = 350 minutes, OIII = 380 minutes and Red = Green = Blue =30 minutes.  All binned 2x2 with Astrodon filters.
Description Hen 2-72 is a seldom imaged planetary nebula in Centaurus. It is 1.1 arcminutes in size and the visual magnitude is 14.5. There is much background nebulosity surrounding it and it is quite near to the well known Running chicken nebula (IC 2948).