The Bug Nebula (NGC6302)

Image of the Bug Nebula
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , the Bug Nebula is not readily observable since it lies so far south that it will never rise more than 13° above the horizon.

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Name The Bug Nebula (NGC6302)
Object type Planetary nebula
Other names
The Bug Nebula
The Butterfly Nebula
C 69[2]
NGC 6302[1]
Position
Constellation:Scorpius
Magnitude:12.80 (V) [2]
12.80 (B) [1]
B-V Color (mag):3.20
Right ascension:17h13m [1]
Declination:-37°06' [1]
Visibility from Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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