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Catalogue and alternative designations NGC 6781  


Type Planetary nebula 
Position 19 18 28, 6 32 21
Constellation Aquila
Camera and Telescope STXL6303 and 36.8cm RCOS Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details A blend of narrow-band and RGB data with Astrodon series 2 and Chroma filters. L=R=G=B= 30m, Ha=OIII=200m, R=G=B=90.  All unbinned..


Description NGC 6781 is a fairly prominent planetary nebula in Aquila of apparent magnitude 11.4 and angular dimensions of 1.9 x 1.8 arc minutes. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1788. The distance is about 1500 light years.