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NGC 6445 The Box Nebula
Imaged by Martin S. Ferlito
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Gstar-EX Integrating Video Camera
8" Schmidt -Cassegrain on Vixen GP Mount, Stepper Driven.

NGC 6445 is a fairly obscure little Planetary Nebula, There isn't really much to tell about it nor is there much on the internet so here is my take on things.
It lies in the constellation Sagittarius and is pretty bright, small and is somewhat box shaped, perhaps it's strange shape has something to do with our perspective. There are references of it being a 13th magnitude object but I believe that it's visual magnitude may be closer to 11th magnitude. It's estimated distance is 4500 light years.
 


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