CCD image taken with a ST-9E CCD camera thru Kopernik’s 20 inch F/8.1 telescope. The exposure was 10 minutes. The field of view is approximately 9x9 arc minutes. Image taken under poor conditions of high cloud.
NGC 6765 (Pk 62+9.1) is a small irregular Planetary Nebula in the Constellation of Lyra. Note the two polar jets in this nebula and the hint of an irregular outer shell. There is no hint of a central star in the Kopernik image. However, this image was taken under very poor sky conditions. F. Minkowski first identified this object as a planetary nebula in 1946.
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George Normandin, KAS
September 9th, 2004