NGC 6729

NGC 6729

NGC 6729
Reflection nebula
emission nebula
Very detailed false-colour image from ESO's VLT.
Observation data: J2000 epoch
Right ascension 19h 01m 54.1s[1]
Declination −36° 57′ 12″[1]
Apparent dimensions (V) 2.5′ × 2.0′[2]
Constellation Corona Australis
Designations Caldwell 68

NGC 6729 is a reflection/emission nebula in the constellation Corona Australis. It was discovered by Johann Friedrich Julius Schmidt in 1861.[1]

This fan-shaped nebula opens from the star R Coronae Australis toward the star T CrA to the south-east. R CrA is a pre-main-sequence star in the Corona Australis molecular complex, one of the closer star-forming regions of the galaxy.[1]

Map showing location of NGC 6729 (Roberto Mura)


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External links

  • NGC 6729 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Astrophoto, Sky Map, Articles and images