Planetary Nebula NGC 6852

NGC 6852
NGC 6852: Section of PanSTARRS DR1 color [147]


This planetary nebula was discovered on 25th June 1863 by the German astronomer Albert Marth using William Lassell's 48 inch reflector on Malta. He noted: «Faint nebula within a group of small stars.» [142] In 1888 John L. E. Dreyer added the nebula as NGC 6852 to his «New General Catalogue». [313]

Physical Properties

Revised+Historic NGC/IC, Version 22/9, © Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke [277]
DesignationNGC 6852
Right Ascension (J2000.0)20h 00m 39.2s
Declination (J2000.0)+01° 43' 43"
Diameter0.47 arcmin
Photographic (blue) magnitude12.8 mag
Visual magnitude12.6 mag
Dreyer DescriptionF neb, am st
Identification, RemarksPK 42-14.1

Finder Chart

The planetary nebula NGC 6852 can be found in the constellation Aquila. The best observing time are the months July through September.

Finder Chart Planetary Nebula NGC 6852
Planetary Nebula NGC 6852 in constellation Aquila. Charts created using SkySafari 6 Pro and STScI Digitized Sky Survey. Limiting magnitudes: Constellation chart ~6.5 mag, DSS2 close-ups ~20 mag. [149, 160]

Visual Observation

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