Astronomy:NGC 6326

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Short description
Planetary nebula in the constellation Ara
NGC 6326
Emission nebula
Planetary nebula
NGC 6326.jpg
NGC 6326 as seen through the Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data: J2000 epoch
Right ascension 17h 20m 46.3s
Declination−51° 45′ 16″
Apparent magnitude (V)12.2
Apparent dimensions (V)0.32
DesignationsPK 338-8.1, ESO 228-PN1, AM 1716-514 and CS=13.5
See also: Lists of nebulae

NGC 6326 is a complex and irregularly structured planetary nebula located in the constellation Ara. It was discovered by Scottish astronomer James Dunlop on 26 August 1826. NGC 6326 is the result of the ejected material from the central binary star, which is nearing the end of its life. The blue and red color is due to the amount of radiation the star releases, thus causing the gasses to glow. NGC 6326 is located at about 11,000 light years away from Earth.[1][2][3][4]

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