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Catalogue and alternative designations NGC 5189, The spiral planetary


Type Planetary Nebula
Position  13 33.5, -65 59
Constellation Musca
Camera and Telescope SBIG STXL16200 and 36.8cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details A LHaOIIIRGB image using Astrodon filters with Luminance = 100 minutes, Hydrogen Alpha = OIII = 150 minutes, Red = Green = Blue = 20 minutes. The luminance was unbinned and the colours were binned 2x2
Description This planetary was discovered by Sir John Hershel in 1835.  Visually it resembles a barred spiral galaxy and it is probably another example where we are looking at the equatorial plane from the side. The size is 90 x 62 arcseconds and the distance about 3000 light years.