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Saturn Nebula
Emission nebula
Planetary nebula
MUSE image of the Saturn Nebula.jpg
Observation data: J2000.0 epoch
Right ascension 21h 04m 10.877s
Declination -11° 21′ 48.25″
Distance 2000-4000 ly
(See article) ly
Apparent magnitude (V) 8.0
Apparent dimensions (V) 41″ × 35″
Constellation Aquarius
Physical characteristics
Radius 0.2 to 0.4 ly
Absolute magnitude (V) 2.5 to 1
Notable features -
Designations NGC 7009, Caldwell 55

The Staturn Nebula is a planetary nebula in the constellation of Aquarius. It is about 2,400 light-years away from Earth.

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