NGC 6326

NGC 6326

NGC 6326
NGC 6326 as seen through the Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 17h 20m 46.3s
Declination −51° 45′ 16″
Type PN
Apparent dimensions (V) 0.32
Apparent magnitude (V) 12.2
Other designations
PK 338-8.1, ESO 228-PN1, AM 1716-514 and CS=13.5
References: NASA/IPAC extragalactic datatbase,

NGC 6326 is a complex and irregularly structured planetary nebula located in the constellation Ara. It is designated as PN in the galaxy morphological classification scheme and was discovered by the Scottish astronomer James Dunlop in 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]

See also


  1. ^ "Object No. 1 - NGC 6326". NASA/IPAC extragalactic database. NASA/IPAC. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 6326". Seds. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "NGC 6326". Cseligman. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Object: NGC 6626 - Planetary Nebula in Ara". Waid-observatory. Retrieved 4 October 2015.