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Messier M76 - Little Dumbell- Cork- Butterfly Nebula

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M76, also known as the Little Dumbell- Cork- Butterfly Nebula, is located in the constellation Perseus, and is best viewed during Winter. The naked eye can see magnitude 6 objects (up to magnitude 8 under ideal dark sky conditions). For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size, or 1/2°.

      1. Name:
      2. Little Dumbell- Cork- Butterfly Nebula
      1. Type:
      2. Planetary Nebula
      1. NGC:
      2. 650
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 12
      1. Size:
      2. 2.7x1.8'
      1. RA:
      2. 1h 42.4m
      1. Dec:
      2. 51 34'
      1. Season:
      2. Winter

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