• Constellation: Aquarius
  • Right Ascension: 21h 04m 10.877s
  • Declination: −11° 21′ 48.25″
  • Distance: 2,000 - 4,000 ly

NGC 7009 is a planetary nebula located in Aquarius. Of course the name comes from its resemblance to the planet Saturn. The way a planetary nebula forms of course is way different. A low mass star loses its outer layers during it's red giant phase before shrinking down in to a white dwarf. The nebula is glows from the ionization from the now white dwarf.

  • Telescope: Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera: ZWO 2600 MM