Catalogue and alternative designations

NGC 7009, Saturn Nebula

Type Planetary Nebula
Position 21 04.2, -11 22
Constellation Aquarius
Camera and Telescope STL6303E and 31.75 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB 60:30:30:30.  All unbinned.  The above image is a 200% crop.
Description This very bright planetary nebula (magnitude 8) is about 41"x35" in diameter and somewhat resembles the planet Saturn because of its prominent ansae.  The distance is not known precisely but thought to be in the 2000 - 4000 light year range.