Back ] Up ] Next ]

NGC 7009 - Saturn Nebula - PK 37-34.1   Image up-sampled 2x.
Penryn, California
July 2005
M 250  (ag, ST-4)
ST-2000XM LRGB 1 minutes each

A 25 arc-second  magnitude 12 planetary nebula.  Named the Saturn Nebula because of it similarity to the planet Saturn when viewed in a small scope.  First named the Saturn Nebula by Lord Rosse in the 1840's.  Estimates of distance vary from 2;500 light years to 3,900 light years.