The Bow Tie Nebula (NGC40)

Image of the Bow Tie Nebula
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Washington , the Bow Tie Nebula is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky shortly before dawn, when it will be lost to twilight at around 04:54, 46° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible at around 22:10 (MDT), 21° above your northern horizon.

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Name The Bow Tie Nebula (NGC40)
Object type Planetary nebula
Other names
The Bow Tie Nebula
C 2[2]
NGC 40[1]
PK 120+09.1[3]
PN-G 120.0+09.8
Right ascension:00h13m [1]
Declination:+72°31' [1]
Magnitude:11.60 (V) [2]
11.27 (B) [1]
10.89 (J) [1]
10.80 (H) [1]
10.38 (K) [1]
Distance:900.0 parsec
2934.0 lightyrs [3]
B-V Color (mag):-0.62
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):1.83
Visibility from Washington

All times shown in Washington local time.





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