CCD image taken with a ST-6 CCD camera thru Kopernik’s 20 inch F/8 telescope. The exposure was 10 minutes. The field of view is approximately 5x7 arc minutes, with north at top.
NGC 6369 was discovered in 1784 by W. Herschel. This planetary nebula is sometimes known as "The Little Ghost". The central star is magnitude 15.6, and the ring is about 30 arc seconds in diameter.
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George Normandin, KAS
September 18th, 2000